The origin of the Easter bunny

The origin of the Easter bunny

 

“MOM, MOM look at all the eggs the Easter bunny left for us,¨ Spring is finally here, which can only mean that Easter is just around the corner . Among other popular Easter traditions like hot cross buns and exciting egg hunts, the Easter Bunny has long been a well-known and popular symbol associated with the holiday . but have you ever just wondered to yourself, who truly came up with the Easter bunny .

 

 

While there isn’t any true document stating the true origin of the Easter Bunny, according to multiply  sources, the Easter bunny first arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and transported their tradition of an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.” 

 

  But on the other hand some people believe and consider Easter as a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus, but at the same time there’s no religious significance to a bunny being part of the Easter holiday.

 So what does the rabbit have to do with Easter? Originally, nothing. As previously mentioned, the Bible contains no reference to the Easter Bunny. He technically has nothing to do with Christ’s resurrection. Instead,  the rabbit’s roots can be traced back to ancient paganism,¨ and the deity Eostra. ¨ The goddess of spring, rebirth, and fertility, her icon was the rabbit, thanks to its ability to quickly procreate.¨

In addition another popular theory that brought to light was the theory that the Easter Bunny may have originated from a myth where ¨Éostre turned her pet bird into either a hare or a rabbit.¨   This transformed rabbit still had the ability to lay eggs.  In some versions of the myth, she had the desire to make children laugh.  So then gifted the children the eggs laid from the rabbit.

According to www.History.com , one theory contends that Easter eggs are connected to pagan traditions. ¨ The egg represents new life in the ancient world, and as such, it was associated with pagan spring celebrations. ¨

 Although the true origins of the Easter Bunny and how a rabbit became the “furry” face of Easter may never be fully known or agreed upon, they continue to be a much-loved traditional symbol  of the Easter holiday.”