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What do jelly beans and chocolate bunnies...

have to do with the resurrection of Jesus?

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rkoloms

Asked by rkoloms at 3:24 PM on Apr. 23, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • The have to do with the feast of Ostara, the original holiday celebrated in Europe to welcome the return of Spring. The eggs and rabbits are symbols of fertility. When Rome invaded Europe and took over, they tried to replace Ostara with Easter, and the traditions mingled, same reason you have a tree covered with candy canes and give presents at Christmas.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:29 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • What she said ^^^^
    SpiritedWitch

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 3:35 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • What do candy canes have to do with the birth of Jesus?
    Nicoles2LilRams

    Answer by Nicoles2LilRams at 3:35 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • I am not Christian, and I was wondering if there was an actual connection, or just Christmas-like commercialization.

    Thank you to everyone for answering!!!
    rkoloms

    Comment by rkoloms (original poster) at 3:37 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • LOLOL!!!!! Nothing to do with Jesus! The eggs represent the pagan fertility rights they used to practice on the spring solstice. Jelly beans are egg shaped so probably mean the same thing.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 4:22 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • NP said it all .... ^^^^^^^^^^
    gmasboy

    Answer by gmasboy at 4:26 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • well....Jesus wants me to be a happy camper, and He knows i love jellybeans (particularly jellybelly and starburst brands) and chocolate (what's not to love??) anythings...ergo, they're both for me.. who happens to be a child of God, the Head of the Trinity..of which Jesus is a third...


    ...happy

    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 4:28 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • Just a pagan thing but God redeems and I happen to enjoy chocolate! :-)
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 4:39 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • Absolutely nothing , but they are delicious. Other than that NotPanicking said it all.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 5:59 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • What does a cake have to do with your birth? Why do we have birthday cake? Who cares! Move on!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:28 AM on Apr. 24, 2011

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