Origin of the Easter Bunny
Ever wonder why Easter is celebrated with a bunny and colored eggs? The history of the Easter bunny can be traced back to pre-Christian times, to a pagan fertility goddess named Eostrefrom which the word Easter was derived. Representing the season of spring and renewal, the pagan goddess was often accompanied by a hare. Some legends tell that Eostre granted the hare powers to lay eggs once a year. Thus, through the centuries and numerous interpretations, we celebrate what we know as Easter today.