There are few traditions as mystifying as the Easter Bunny. For Christians, Easter Sunday marks the day that Jesus Christ was resurrected. So, how exactly did a giant rabbit come to be the symbol of this very religious holiday?
It's a question that many have asked, especially over the past 24 hours. Online lookups for "easter bunny origin" have doubled. Other web searches for "how did the easter bunny originate" and "easter bunny tradition" are also hopping upwards. Fortunately, the Web is full of answers.
According to various sources, including the good people at Mental Floss, the Easter Bunny has a long history as a pagan symbol. Experts believe that early Christians "co-opted" the rabbit as a way to make their own holiday more popular.
The abbreviated history: "Many pagan cultures held spring festivals" hundreds of years ago. One such festival was in celebration of "Eostre, the goddess of dawn." Mental Floss explains that Eostre was "linked to the hare and the egg,Read More »from The Easter Bunny: Explained