The Origins of the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny hopped its way into holiday lore during the 1500’s. The concept of the Easter Bunny was first observed in 15th century German text and the first edible Easter bunnies were created from pastry and sugar in 18th century Germany.

17th century German settlers introduced the Easter Bunny to America. The bunny or “Oschter Haws” was rumored to give well behaved children colorful eggs.

In preparation for the bunny visit, children created nests for the eggs out of caps and bonnets. The children would then hide the nests around their home and wait for the bunny to lay its eggs. Through the years, the creation of nests became more elaborate and has evolved into the Easter Baskets we see today.

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