You typically come across Easter bunny while searching for some fun ideas for Easter 2019 or Easter eggs. This leads to many questions such as ‘where does the Easter bunny live’ or ‘what does the Easter bunny look like’. Well, this article will help you see the origin of Easter bunny. To get the answers for your questions regarding Easter bunny, keep reading.
Myth of Easter Bunny
‘Osterhase or Oschter Haws’ are different names given to Easter bunny. This fuzzy animal has been linked with one of the holiest days of Christianity; Easter. Easter bunny is an ancient myth brought by German immigrants.
How did it happen?
The Easter bunny story dates back to 1700s when the German immigrants started settling in Pennsylvania. With a lot of traditions, they also introduced the concept of an egg-laying hare called Easter bunny or osterhase. Eventually with time Easter bunny became famous among children who believed it laid chocolate eggs. Picking up its pace, this tradition gained recognition across the globe.
Just think about it, what does the Easter bunny have to do with Jesus?
The truth is Easter bunny has nothing to do with Jesus Christ in any way, however it still falls on the same day as Easter.
Easter is celebrated to acknowledge the resurrection of Jesus. Co-incidentally Easter was celebrated around the same time as a German holiday; Pagan festival. Since, this pagan holiday was associated with hare and Easter festival fell on the same day.
This led to the birth of Easter bunny concept along with resurrection of Jesus Christ theory.
Coming to the question, where does the Easter bunny live?
In hypothetical terms, you can simply say Easter bunny lives in the Eastern Island. These are the questions that are frequently asked by the kids.
Easter Bunny Representations
There have been many speculations about what does the Easter bunny look like?
To lay out the truth, Easter bunny has been represented through many Easter bunny clipart for kids.
Over the years Easter bunny has been used for lucrative means. By the media industry who feed on the idea of Easter bunny. They incorporate it locally and internationally by various television channels and movie production companies.
Easter Bunny Cartoons
Special programs are broadcasted on Easter to entertain children and to represent the tradition. If we look back, the first ever Easter bunny cartoon was aired in 1976 on NBC. The name of the show was ‘The First Easter Rabbit’.
Apart from Easter bunny cartoon, there have been several Easter bunny movies. Like the one that came out in 2011, named as Hop. Also, rise of the guardians had a character of Easter bunny which gained a lot of fame back in 2012. Moving into media industry, you must be familiar with the Easter bunny song especially the parents here. ‘Ten Easter bunnies’ in 2015 was played on almost all of the media channels and live Easter events.
Even today, if we talk about kid’s activities related to Easter bunny cartoons you will find Easter bunny drawings in children’s coloring and story books. So, Easter bunny has been included in a lot of ways across several platforms.
Easter Bunny Candies
Easter festival calls for Easter bunny candies, just like chocolates come in your mind when you think about Valentine’s day and trick-or-treat rings a bell for Halloween. It is a lucrative event for the candy companies.
You know what?
The two most anticipated events based on candy sale are Halloween and Easter where Easter prevails.
In 2015, a total of whooping $823 million were spent on candies for Easter.
Sounds crazy, right?
The truth is Easter bunny candies are sold on a big scale every year. Apart from the candies, customized Easter bunny cakes are prepared for the special occasion.
Easter Candies For Well-Behaved Children
An old concept is still believed upon by many (or at least used to keep children truthful). According to it, Easter bunny would give candies to only those children who were good throughout the year. Sounds a bit funny but this has worked for years. So, it’s a win-win situation for the parents.
Yes, you’ve read it right.
Whether you’re an adult or a child, you always wanted to believe that Easter bunny was real. But sadly, there’s no such thing prevailing in the present.
Usually the Easter bunny costumes are white with long and furry ears. If the Easter falls in winter, then a brown coat is worn over the Easter bunny outfit. Easter bunny costumes are worn in order to entertain children on this holy festival.
Symbolic Representation of Easter Bunny
Now consider it this way, Easer bunny represents a symbol of a new life. It has two stories linked with it like a coin with two sides.
One side of the coin states that Easter bunny has alleged link with Pagan God; Eostre. Easter bunny lays eggs and eggs hatch giving birth to new life. And other side indicates a more religious perspective. We know that Jesus was given a new life on this day as Christians like to believe.
Needless to say, that there is a great lesson to grasp here.
Every day is a new beginning and you have the opportunity to turn the bad things around. Christians believe that Jesus was resurrected. Similarly, they believe they can get another chance to become better after failing for the first time. In short, there is ‘hope’ for everyone.