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FOR THE KIDS…TRADITIONAL EGG HUNT….10 AM MUNICIPAL PARK TODAY….Comm Clottey/VFD/CIC EVENT….

‘How the Easter Bunny Came About
The Origins and Traditions Behind the World’s Most Popular Rabbit
The Significance

The origin of the Easter Bunny seems to have emerged in pre-Christian folklore. Rabbits and hares were recognized for their fertility and therefore became symbols of new life for Spring. Likewise, eggs are also considered fertility symbols and are also a symbol of new life in Spring. Somehow the unusual notion that a rabbit is capable of laying eggs seems to have come from merging two formerly separate symbols somewhere in history.
The Easter Bunny is Born

The first appearance of an egg laying rabbit emerged amongst German Protestants during the 1700s. They wished to retain the Catholic custom of eating coloured eggs for Easter without having to fast. (Catholics were forbidden to eat eggs during lent, and were therefore abundant on Easter Sunday).

German immigrants introduced the “Osterhase”, which means Easter Hare, to Pennsylvania in the 18th century. The Germans told their children about the hare that would only lay colourful eggs in nests created for him by good boys and girls. The tradition has spread and is now celebrated among many cultures, some with slight differences.’

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