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When did Holy week become the easter Bunny?

This Easter Bunny is none existent here in Mexico so I am having to explain to my daughter why the easter bunny did not show this first year here in Mexico????

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MexTexmom2

Asked by MexTexmom2 at 8:03 PM on Apr. 23, 2011 in Holidays

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  • Not really sure.. have you tried to Google it and see how it all came into play. Interesting thought though.
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 8:05 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • It depends on what you teach your child.
    My DD knows that the Easter Bunny is not real, but still gets an Easter Basket at 13.
    I always taught my DD it is about more than candy.
    SeasideNative

    Answer by SeasideNative at 8:06 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • Easter is the beginning of spring the bunny is a halmark madeup holiday.
    pinkdragon36

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 8:07 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • i believe South Park explained this. the conspiracy behind easter. St. Peter was actually a rabbit :p
    momofone725

    Answer by momofone725 at 8:07 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • Not quite the question ladies but I am trying to figure it out. Do bunnies lay eggs?
    MexTexmom2

    Comment by MexTexmom2 (original poster) at 8:07 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • I can only answer the last question.. No bunnies do not lay eggs..
    midnightmoma

    Answer by midnightmoma at 8:09 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • Eastre was a Pagan holiday and since it occured around the same time as the resurrection of Christ... in order to help the Pagans convert to Christianity they sort of altered the pagan celebration to be celebrated in a Christian manner.
    Which Eastre is actually a Pagan goddess' name.
    Today the modern spelling is of course Easter.
    When and where the Easter Bunhny came into play is that the Pagan Goddess Eastre's Earthly symbol is the Rabbit!
    SeasideNative

    Answer by SeasideNative at 8:17 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • My sister is a Pagan.
    SeasideNative

    Answer by SeasideNative at 8:18 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • I hope the question about if bunnies laid eggs wasn't serious.
    mrsziemann

    Answer by mrsziemann at 8:28 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • And the winner is....
    SeasideNative! The question you should be asking is When did easter become holy week lol
    Oh and juSt another tidbit: the rabbit, or hare, and eggs (which were dyed by boiling them with flowers for the celbration) are symbols of fertility.
    Nicoles2LilRams

    Answer by Nicoles2LilRams at 8:31 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

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