So what’s the deal with bunnies and Easter?
So I’ve been wondering myself what bunnies have to do with Easter, after all, bunnies laying eggs! I mean, common, ridiculous right? So I decided I’d search the internet and find out. Here’s my condensed version of what I read which seems to be the consensus.
Spring is season for new life. Think about it. We all look forward, at least I do, to spring, to watch flowers start to poke their little heads out of the ground, watching the trees start break bud, to hear the birds singing in the morning and starting to build their nests and so many more wonderful things when you get to breath in that beautiful fresh air.
All of these things are signs of fertility and rebirth. Well we all know how fertile rabbits are! I have a Holland Lop bunny, his name is Asta, and boy am I sure glad I don’t have a doe! His hair goes EVERYWHERE and poor hubby seems to be allergic to it. Can you just imagine if we had a whole fluffle (yep, that’s what a group of bunnies are called) in the house! Hubs has about 15 years of sneezing ahead of him. But I digress, back to bunnies and Easter.
There was a goddess of spring calle Eostre in the Anglo-Saxon pagan tradition who was the goddess of spring, her main symbols were the rabbit and the egg. There was a legend that Eostre found an injured bird in the winter and to save its life she turned it into a hare. Even though it wasn’t a bird the rabbit could lay eggs. So since Eostre was important there was a festival dedicated to her that started in March and went into April. When it spread the Anglo-Saxons pagans converted to Christianity and a lot of the festival traditions were adapted to honour the Resurrection of Christ because the both occurred in the same month. So Easter in English is derived from Eostre and therefore that’s why Easter is associated with a bunny and why bunnies lay eggs!
In the 1500s, in Germany it was a white hare. If a child was good, the Easter Bunny would bring them coloured eggs. In the 1800s German immigrants brought the tradition to the United States. The first Easter Bunnies were made of pastry and sugar. I think I’d prefer the chocolate.
So I guess that’s my not so condensed of why the Bunny is associated with Easter. Who knew!
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Baby Bunnies are so sweet!
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Maybe you are a bit of a DIYer. Check out these sites they have some great ideas to decorate your home or to keep the little ones busy.
Yummy Bunny Treats from The Idea Room
Crafts to keep little ones busy Happiness is Homemade.
Well we’d found out why Bunnies and Easter go together and why we get Easter eggs. Leave me a comment I’d love to hear what you have to say.
Happy Easter Everyone