Understanding the Easter Bunny

A real quick post for a question that has bugged me for a while now. It is Easter time again, one of my favorite time of the year: warm weather just around the corner, flexible wardrobe, chocolate eggs, basketball in full throttle and allergy sneeze to share ( Ok maybe the last one is not so great) . It is first and foremost the time to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus. I do not pretend to have an extensive knowledge of the Holy Bible nor do I mean to be disrespectful, but....
how is the resurrection of Jesus related to an oversized Bunny laying chocolate eggs in everyone's garden ? Beside the obvious miraculous nature of both events, I do not see the metaphor. I confess to my ignorance and would appreciate to be enlighten by a brief explanation because there is one out there, I am sure. Again, I enjoy the concept ( kids have fun and chocolate is always a plus...) but I will have a better time enjoying this period if I understood the story behind the mystery. Happy Easter everyone !!


  1. Good question! I was wondering about that myself. I looked around the net and these sites seemed to have a decent explanation.



    I'm not big on the religious thing, but I sure love those chocolate-covered marshmallow eggs! Yum! :)

  2. Thank you, Cinthia. Good stuff from the links: for example I did not know this:
    "The Easter bunny shows up in many European Easter traditions.[..]. Swiss children believe a cuckoo brings the eggs; Czech children wait for a lark. German children have a lot of options—hoping that a rooster, a stork, a bunny, or a fox will bring their treats." The explanation I like best is this one though:
    "The Easter bunny has its origin in pre-Christian fertility lore. The Hare and the Rabbit were the most fertile animals known and they served as symbols of the new life during the Spring season." I will never look at the Easter Bunny the same way again :).

  3. maybe it is jesus....

  4. Anonymous12:32 AM

    the bunny is jesus ? now I am confused

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