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How Did Rabbits Become Associated With Easter?

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How Did Rabbits Become Associated With Easter?

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How Did Rabbits Become Associated With Easter?Answer: There are several variations of the story of the origins of the Easter Rabbit or the Easter Bunny, or perhaps more correctly, the Easter Hare. The hare was was associated with the Pagan celebration of the goddess Eostre, from whom the word Easter is derived. Eostre was associated with fertility, so was connected to both hares and eggs as symbols. The hare is also symbolically associated with the moon and therefore may have indirectly become associated with Easter since the date of Easter is determined by the phases of the moon (the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring Equinox, March 21). An article from the About.com’s Paganism / Wicca site gives more details of the Pagan origins of both the Easter Bunny and Easter eggs. The appearance of a rabbit as a creature that lays brightly colored eggs as gifts for children is documented i

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There are several variations of the story of the origins of the Easter Rabbit or the Easter Bunny, or perhaps more correctly, the Easter Hare. …

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