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The History of the Easter Bunny and other Traditions

By Mary Kate Wirfel

Growing up in a Catholic household, we all know the true meaning of Easter. On Good Friday, Jesus died on the cross. On the third day, that day being Easter Sunday, he rose from the dead.  There is another version of Easter, the childhood version. That’s right, we are talking about the Easter Bunny. As children, we would go to bed on Easter Eve knowing that an Easter basket would be hidden somewhere in the house and we’d wake up to find it full of goodies and chocolate. Where did this childhood folklore come from? Where did the story of the Easter Bunny begin? Where did other Easter traditions come from? How was Easter celebrated in years past? Read more

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