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Why is there a bunny to represent Easter?

it doesn't really represent the true meaning of Christ our Lord and Savior dying and hanging on a cross to take on all our sins.

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Rabbits and eggs are symbols of fertility and renewal.There's a whole Pagan thing but that's probably more than you want to know.

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No it's just a fun thing someone put together for kids I forgot what the meaning or if it even has one but it has nothing to do with Christ

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FunnyLittleFrog

It's a symbol of new life and renewal, mostly for children I suppose.

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There is no clear explanation, but its really good for stores and they can make a lot of there products showing the bunny! Many people will buy and spend a lot of $$$ so store owners profit on Easter!

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I'm guessing because that's when baby bunnies are hatched from Cadbury Eggs.

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I don't know seems quiet ridiculous now I come to think about it I guess is just because eggs are lain out and hidden for the children to seek and find, but other than that I have no clue why there is a Easter bunny on that day....

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wickedpissah

Well, Easter is essentially a pagan fertility ritual celebrating the return of spring, and bunny rabbits are notorious for their, umm... proclivity.
And they give out eggs, which are an obvious symbol of fertility.
The jellybeans, though, are just candy. And who doesn't like candy?

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it's not ,it's for the candy company. cause the eggs thay lay, there is candy in it so it's basically for the company.

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Easter is not actually a christian holiday, it was originally a spring holiday, which nearly always is a fertility holiday. this was the celebration of Ostara or ?ostre. which is a fertility goddess, The symbols of the rabbit and eggs are fertility symbols.

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It is entirely true that the Easter bunny and Easter eggs traditions have decidedly non-Christian origins. There is some debate as to the precise origins, but it is pretty much universally accepted that their origins are in Spring fertility rituals. Why bunnies? Bunnies are very fertile creatures. Why eggs? Eggs symbolize new life about to blossom. Why Spring? Winter symbolizes death, Spring symbolizes a fresh start. While there were undeniably some evil practices in some cultures in regards to Spring, and of course these practices should be completely avoided; the core concepts behind celebrating the arrival of Spring are not inherently evil. In a sense, Spring can even be understood to symbolize the resurrection. Where there was once death (Jesus' death and burial), there is now new life (Jesus' resurrection). http://www.blogos.org/gotquestions/easter-sunday.html

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Honestly like Christmas, Easter lost its religion meaning and its all commercial now for Companies to sell products. So the rabbit probably represents nothing

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I always thought it should be the Easter Chicken, bunnys don't lay eggs

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It's a pagan symbol.

Encyclopedia Britannica: "There is no indication of the observance of the Easter festival in the New Testament, or in the writings of the apostolic Fathers. The sanctity of special times was an idea absent from the minds of the first Christians." (1910), Vol. VIII, p. 828.

The Catholic Encyclopedia: "A great many pagan customs, celebrating the return of spring, gravitated to Easter. The egg is the emblem of the germinating life of early spring. . . . The rabbit is a pagan symbol and has always been an emblem of fertility." (1913), Vol. V, p. 227.

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