The History of Easter and the Easter Bunny

According to www.holidays.net, the history of the Easter Bunny was probably associated with the Pagan equinox, where the Saxons celebrated the goddess of Spring and fertility named Eastre.  Eastre’s sacred animal just happened to be a hare.  Around 1,500 years later, children in Germany would be very excited to wait for Oschter Haws, a rabbit who would lay colored eggs in nests.  The tradition of Oschter Haws came to America in the 1800s.  Over the past 200 years, Oschter Haws, also know as the Easter Bunny, has become the most recognized symbol of Easter.

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