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Easter

April 9, 2023

Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. A familiar symbol of the holiday is the Easter Bunny. According to some sources, the Easter bunny first arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and brought with them their tradition of an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.” Their children made nests where this creature could lay its colored eggs. Eventually, the custom spread across the U.S., and the fabled rabbit’s Easter morning deliveries expanded to include chocolate and other types of candy and gifts, while decorated baskets replaced nests. Additionally, children often left out carrots for the bunny in case he got hungry from all his hopping.  No matter how you mark this occasion, we wish you a Happy Easter!

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Date:
April 9, 2023
Website:
https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/history-of-easter