Easter Bunny, Top Interesting Facts: Easter Sunday is celebrated all around the world by the Christians which is held as per to the lunar calendar, and Eastern rite Christians because of which the date may vary. Keeping the religious observations on the side, some people also celebrate the holiday with hot cross buns, some celebrate with dyed Easter eggs as well as some gorge themselves on Easter candy.
Some people believe that people have lost the traditional motive behind rejoicing Easter because of the great amounts to candy and egg decorating. But these ceremonies are steeped in just as much tradition as the sacred history behind this holiday, particularly when it comes to Easter’s furry mascot.
You must all know about the Easter Bunny who hops from house to house, carrying Easter baskets full of goodies and dyed eggs. But do you know how the actual origin of Easter Bunny and how it is related with Easter and why he delivers those tasty eggs?
On this account, we have found numerous interesting facts all about our favorite furry friend that will give more information about our beloved mascot.
The Easter Bunny’s Origin
However we don’t know the exact origin of Easter Bunny, some believe that the Easter Bunny has its origins in Anglo-Saxon paganism. As per to the Bede, a prolific 8th-century English monk, the Anglo-Saxon month Eosturmonath “was once called after a goddess of theirs named Eostre, in whose honor feasts were celebrated in that month. Now they designate that Paschal season by her name, calling the joys of the new rite by the time-honored name of the old observance.”
On the other hand, other scholars think that the Easter Bunny was originated from an Anglo-Saxon myth about Eostre. As per to the myth, one day the goddess was entertaining a group of kids. To make them laugh, she changed her pet bird into a rabbi and give it a great ability to place colored eggs. Eostre then gave the eggs to the children. A related myth depicts a more malicious Eostre, who converted her pet bird into a rabbit or hare for the reason that she was enraged.
The Easter Bunny’s Symbolism
Despite the fact that the Easter Bunny has a very little to do with the ancient history of Easter but on the other hand it does have some mythical roots. The bunny is a symbol of fertility and spring revitalization.
Celebrities Love donning Bunny Costumes
However most people like dressing up for Halloween, famous personalities can’t seem to get enough to get into a big rabbit suit on Easter. Singers, actors and sports stars like Mariah Carey, Madonna, Kanye West, David Beckham, Miley Cyrus, Snoop Dogg and many more have all shared photos of themselves wearing Easter Bunny costumes, which differs from a simple set of bunny ears to a full-body white, fuzzy suit.
Chocolate Bunnies are very Popular
The Easter Bunny’s mythological origin and it’s chocolate form origin both originated in the same place evidently. Whereas chocolate bunnies were made in Germany starting in the 19th century, they didn’t go resonating up to World War II when a cocoa bean rationing was in force.
Nowadays chocolate bunnies are very famous and around 90 million chocolate bunnies are produced every Easter, which makes for a load of lip-smacking chocolate rabbits in kids’ (and adults’) Easter baskets.
Australia changed their Symbol of Easter to Bilbies
Rabbits are not native to the Australia, but the new icon of Easter did travel to Australia. After Australia come to be flooded with rabbits in the mid-19th century, the residents of Australia changed their symbol of Easter to a bilby, which is an animal that closely look like a rabbit and also it is in danger of extinction.
In the present day, you can find chocolate bilbies in Australia around Easter time, and some chocolate enterprises even contribute a share of their profits to organizations that help and save the animals.