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Happy Easter

Evil Marge

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Bleh Easter,a long boring weekend forced on us and thats all it is :rolleyes: I've never bought an Easter egg cause it doesn't exist in our house :D
 

Evil Marge

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Easter Bunny History

The Easter bunny has its origin in pre-Christian fertility lore. The Hare and the Rabbit were the most fertile animals known and they served as symbols of the new life during the Spring season.

The bunny as an Easter symbol seems to have it's origins in Germany, where it was first mentioned in German writings in the 1500s. The first edible Easter bunnies were made in Germany during the early 1800s. These were made of pastry and sugar.

The Easter bunny was introduced to American folklore by the German settlers who arrived in the Pennsylvania Dutch country during the 1700s. The arrival of the "Oschter Haws" was considered "childhood's greatest pleasure" next to a visit from Christ-Kindel on Christmas Eve. The children believed that if they were good the "Oschter Haws" would lay a nest of colored eggs.

The children would build their nest in a secluded place in the home, the barn or the garden. Boys would use their caps and girls their bonnets to make the nests . The use of elaborate Easter baskets would come later as the tradition of the Easter bunny spread through out the country.
 

rushm001

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Evil Marge said:
Bleh Easter,a long boring weekend forced on us and thats all it is :rolleyes:
And nowhere is open like on christmas day. Everyone goes mad and buys a trolly load of milk etc just in case they run out on the 1 day the shops are shut! :rolleyes:
 

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