Easter is a blessed time of joy and, of course, the sneaky and delightful Easter Bunny. The other day, as I was making some plans for the weekend, I wondered how the bunny became the symbol of Easter celebrations. How did the whole thing come to be?

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I found out in an article from Christianity that the story of the Easter Bunny starts with ancient festivals celebrating spring. However, the bunny as we know it today first gained popularity in Germany during the Middle Ages. The rabbit symbolized new life and renewal, which matched perfectly with springtime.

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German immigrants brought the tradition to America in the 1700s, when it eventually became the Easter Bunny, capturing the imagination of children worldwide.

The Easter Bunny's job is an important one. According to tradition, this energetic rabbit hops around the world to deliver Easter eggs, candy, and sometimes even toys to children. Much of the time, the eggs were decorated with vibrant colors, representing life and rebirth. It's a job that requires a magical bunny, for sure. You have a blend of folklore, fantasy, and fun that brightens Easter morning for people around the globe.

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Today, Easter is filled with egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, and baskets brimming with goodies. It's fun to remember the beginnings of these traditions. So, next time you nibble on an Easter treat or take part in an egg hunt, remember the Easter Bunny's journey through history to become a beloved part of the Easter we celebrate today.

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