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Easter and Where the Easter Bunny Came From

Easter is a holiday that is celebrated all over the world. Along with everything that goes on during Easter there is the Easter Bunny. All children that celebrate Easter have heard of the Easter Bunny at least once. The Easter Bunny is a mythical character that can be compared to Santa Claus. Like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny brings things to children's home on the night before Easter. The Easter Bunny brings baskets that are filled with treats which include colored eggs, candy and toys. Sometimes he will also hide hard boiled eggs that have been dyed. The Easter Bunny has become an important part of Easter not only to children but to all that celebrate Easter.

The Easter Bunny has been traced to having its origins in southwestern Germany and Alsace. It was first mentioned in German writings during the 1600s. Edible Easter Bunnies, made of pastry and sugar, where first seen in the 1800s in Germany. The Pennsylvania Dutch brought Easter Bunnies over to America during the 1700s and was first known as "Oschter Haws." This is where children took colored nests and put them out in secluded areas of their houses. If they had been good, the Oschter Haws would lay colored eggs in the nest. As this tradition was spread across the country, the nest where changed to what is now the modern Easter basket.

The origins of the Easter Bunny are sometimes disputed. What is important is that it is a symbol for Easter that is easy for children to relate to. Now that Easter is coming up, it is time to set the children down and get them ready for all the fun things that happen during Easter. It is also a great time to inform them about where the Easter Bunny comes from. This will help them to understand that they are not the only ones that celebrate with the Easter Bunny.

Mon, 23 Mar 2009 02:44:21 +0000

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Chieh Cheng
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