The Easter Bunny is one of the most popular and popular Easter symbols. Where does the story of the long ear come from?
and what role does he play this holiday?
The story of the Easter Bunny dates back to the XIII. Century from the area of today’s Germany. Every spring, people prayed to the goddess of fertility Eostre, and in their honor they organized festive celebrations. Legend has it that one of the goddess symbols and her right hand was a beautiful bird, which one day suddenly turned into a hare. But he stayed with the soul of a bird, he continued to nest and fill the nest with colored eggs.
The story of the Easter Bunny
For some, it is incomprehensible why the bird turns into a hare. Few people know the long ears symbolize fertility, wealth and prosperity. Every spring, the rabbit families multiply and the breeding season lasts until October. That’s why rabbits became a symbol of the birth of new life, as did spring.
Green and blue eggs of different sizes – striped
Later in the XVIII. Century brought the German immigrants the story of the Easter Bunny to Pennsylvania, in the United States. Soon after, the legend was told of a rabbit laying colored eggs in spring. Hours before Easter he visited houses and hidden eggs in the nests made by the children (mostly from old hats). Over time, the Americans changed the idea of the Easter Bunny and turned it into a symbol of resurrection.
Easter basket made of wood
Sweet little rabbit
Where does the easter bunny live?
Just as Santa awakens people’s curiosity by provoking them to seek the answer to many of his questions, the Easter Bunny is not left behind.
According to some legends, his location is an unsolved mystery. It is only known that the hare inhabits a cozy cave deep underground where no one can find it. There he stores the supplies of colored eggs, chocolate and other sweets.
Cleverly thought out
Easter bunnies and chicks – typical symbols
Others say that the Easter Bunny lives near Easter Island and his house has a secret path that meanders between the stone statues. The long-eared chose this place because he felt safe and protected there.
In a painted eggshell
Basket full of easter eggs and a bunny in the middle
The Easter Bunny today
By the time everyone understood that the Easter bunny does not exist and the parents are the ones who play its role. However, the tradition has partly been retained and today the Easter bunny does not lay colored eggs, but only delivers them on the evening before Easter. Often the eggs are made of chocolate and in addition he brings sweets, toys for the obedient children. Nests even replaced by beautifully decorated baskets. This is usually in front of the front door.
Chocolate surprises for the kids
Home-made Easter eggs show smiles
According to tradition, the hare hides the eggs so well that the kids should look for them. In the US, this Easter tradition is born, it is called egg hunting. There are even prices for these children who find the most eggs
Colorful and playful to your attention
While many people deny the Easter bunnies as an Easter tradition because it is referred to as a pagan symbol, it makes our holiday more beautiful and enjoyable.
Out in the open
Large rabbits in improvised egg shells made of cardboard
Porcelain rabbit for your decor
Shiny, colorful easter eggs
The hare is posing next to a themed tree
Made from existing materials
Cookies for Easter
Hare in the basket full of red eggs
Purple as the dominant color
Glittering easter eggs – small, cute rabbit in between
Eggshell covered with flowers
Children’s toy – Rabbit made of plush
Thematically for Easter
Kindertorte in the form of the Easter bunny
Animal love between rabbits
Figure of female rabbit and basket full of chocolate eggs
Out in the open
Cute hare in front of the camera