The Easter Bunny

Why did bunnies and chickens become symbols of Easter? How was Easter celebrated in earlier times? What traditions do we have now? What happens outside the White House every Easter?

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The Easter Bunny

The bunny rabbit is a symbol of Easter. It lays eggs in many colors and hides them around the house or in the garden. On Easter Day, the task is to find as many eggs as possible. The eggs are made of chocolate or cardboard, and  filled with sweets.

The Easter Bunny was first written about in Germany in 1682 and in a children’s song from Switzerland in 1789, but it is unknown when the tradition actually started. Searching for Easter eggs started in the early 18th century in many European cities. This shows that it is an old tradition. Why does the Easter Bunny hide eggs?

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Why does the Easter Bunny hide eggs?

There are several theories as to why the bunny hides eggs at Easter. The theories are based on myths and hypotheses, but we can’t be certain of the background of the Easter Bunny.

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