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Easter Bunny

Where did the Easter Bunny originate? I mean, I guess I never really understood the connection with the bunny and the true meaning of Easter, which has nothing to do with a bunny? Did I miss something in Sunday school?

 
smiles551

Asked by smiles551 at 12:13 PM on Mar. 29, 2011 in Religious Debate

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  • The Easter Bunny is a throw back to the origins of Easter, the Spring Equinox celebration. This was/is a fertility celebration. The Bunny and Eggs are symbols of that fertility.


    http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/ostarathespringequinox/p/EasterEggs.htm

    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 2:13 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • What IS the "true meaning" of easter?
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 1:27 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • i just googled it and found this page....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_Bunny
    dimpsedee34me

    Answer by dimpsedee34me at 12:21 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Not sure where the Easter Bunny originated from, but I use him to celebrate Easter. I don't celebrate it for the traditional religious reasons but have started my own family traditions that do include the Eater Bunny and coloring eggs. For us it is a day to celebrate our love for each other and spend the day together enjoying each others company.

    skittles1108

    Answer by skittles1108 at 12:23 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • What IS the "true meaning" of easter?


    http://www.celtic-catholic-church.org/oak_tree/easter.html What I find most interesting about this article is the list of Anglo Saxon words at the end. that are related to the word Easter.

    daps

    Answer by daps at 1:48 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • We don't do the easter bunny, or santa claus.
    Renee3K

    Answer by Renee3K at 2:01 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • The easter bunny and the eggs are a pagan thing.
    Renee3K

    Answer by Renee3K at 2:02 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Where did the Easter Bunny originate?
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    I honestly don't care. I get my son an easter basket and we color eggs. On Easter Sunday, we go to church and worship, have Communion, then come home and have an easter egg hunt. What's wrong with that?
    popzaroo

    Answer by popzaroo at 12:06 AM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • daps

    Answer by daps at 12:23 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • So I was wrong go figure
    daps

    Answer by daps at 12:24 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

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