When it’s come to Easter, we all discuss our own Easter Bunny. This particular type of Easter Bunnyis famous among the Easter celebrating families. Even do the kids love to play with it. Whether it’s a toy or a candy filled with chocolate. Easter Bunnyis also famous with two names like Easter Rabbit or Easter Hare. Its most probably says that Rabbit brings the Easter eggs with it. Easter Hareis also related to how children are going to behave at the start of the month. It sometimes acts as a Judge. Many of you have already heard about the Easter Egg which mostly symbolizes that the tomb is empty and Christ is risen. Easter Bunny is also related to these things. Even people think that Easter Bunnybrings a lot of luck to their family.
Easter Bunny sometimes relates to clothes, candy, and toys which are given to the children a night before the festival starts. Parents become kids own SANTA CLAUS and bring them the gifts before the night of the festival. So we can assume that Easter Bunny is kid’s imaginary rabbit which brings gifts
The Story of the Easter Bunny
The story of Easter Bunnystarted from 19 century where some people believe that laying eggs give birth to new life. So rabbits lay eggs and give birth to new kittens which show the symbol of new life on Earth. So when a bunny lays eggs, they collect them and decorate them. After the decoration is done, they put them in the basket as a gift or kids play the game as Easter Egg Hunt.
This tradition first starts in Germany where people brings rabbits to lay the eggs after that the trend started in America in the 1700s. There is no history about how this tradition came even the Bible has nothing written about the Easter Bunny. So we can assume that this festival is all made by people to cherish their kids. When German migrated to America, they bring some nets with them where they started the egg-laying hare called as Osterhase. Their children use then colorful nets so that these creatures can lay eggs. After that German immigrants began to sell these eggs before the Easter festival. These eggs were usually laid during the spring season. These bunnies are not used to lay the eggs at where country some people use foxes and cuckoo birds as Rabbits.
Parents sometimes hide the baskets filled with Bunny at their home so that children can find and have presented in return. It’s sound like fun and sometimes crazy, but that’s how people celebrate their festivals.
Easter Bunny and Pagan Goddess
Well, it’s a complete secret from where this Easter Bunny came from, but most people think that It can link with Pagan Goddess. According to a 8th century rival this origin is name after Pagan Goddess as Eostre whose different feats were celebrated during this month. A book was published in 1835, named as Deutsche Mythologie also mention in his book about the German culture. According to him, the German Goddess was named after Ostara from which this Easter Bunny festival started.
Some scholars believe that this festival has come from Anglo Myth. There is a strange story about that once a goddess was playing with some kids and making them laugh he transformed their birds into rabbits and told them it would lay eggs and all will change their colors. This rabbit was after that named as Easter Bunnyalthough it’s a story but never been confirmed in any Bible.
Other think that this Easter Bunny has to do something with Virgin Marry because rabbits were laying eggs naturally so people assume that both Virgin Marry and rabbits can lay virgin birds.