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The symbol of the Easter Bunny and the tradition of hiding and hunting for brightly colored eggs originated in southwestern Germany in the 1600's.
Like the egg, the rabbit is an ancient symbol of fertility, springtime and new life. These traditions were introduced to America by German settlers in the 1700's.

Easter Bunny - Wikipedia

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The Easter Bunny is a folkloric figure and symbol of Easter, depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter .... Sarah Ben Breathnach in Mrs Sharp's Traditions (1990) provides an origin story for the East...

Easter Symbols and Traditions - Holidays - HISTORY.com

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Find out more about the history of Easter Symbols and Traditions, including ... How did Easter traditions like the Easter bunny and egg hunts become part of the  ...

What's the Origin of the Easter Bunny? | TIME

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Apr 1, 2015 ... Easter is the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus, but the seasonal chocolate eggs and the bunny who delivers them are nowhere ...

The very strange history of the Easter Bunny - The Conversation

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Mar 24, 2016 ... It's tempting to assume that because there's no biblical basis for the Easter Bunny , rabbits and hares have no religious significance – but that's ...

Where Did The Easter Bunny Come From? | Mental Floss

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Mar 21, 2016 ... The Easter Bunny is an anthropomorphic, egg-laying rabbit who .... for these claims that the Easter bunny and eggs have a pagan origin.

The surprising origins of the Easter Bunny -- it's not ... - Catholic Online

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Mar 27, 2016 ... The Easter Bunny is a symbol of Easter that is popular in western culture, especially with children. According to folklore, the Easter Bunny hides ...

What is the origin of the Easter bunny and Easter eggs?

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The same is true of the origin of the Easter bunny and Easter eggs—no one knows for sure how these things became a part of Easter observances. The most we ...

The Easter Bunny & the Tale of the Eggs - Germany Travel

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And so it became the Easter Bunny. ... The Easter egg hunt remains as much a tradition in German towns and cities as it is on the White House lawn in ...

The Very Strange History of the Easter Bunny | Alternet

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Mar 24, 2016 ... While you're biting the heads off your chocolate bunnies this weekend, you might wonder how cartoon rabbits became so central to our Easter ...