What do rabbits have to do with Easter? The eggs are to apparently represent rebirth, or the boulder that was to block Jesus' tomb.
Probably the same thing that red Santa Clause has to Christmas, a result of secularization of Holidays. Although Clause was based on the real life St. Nicholas who helped spread Christianity in the past. Not sure where the bunny came from.
The rabbit is actually a hare that was used as a pagan symbol for fertility and renewal as around spring time is when they started fighting for dominance and shall we say "bragging rights"!
When Christianity came to Europe a lot of pagan practicies were used in Christian rituals as a way to convert people to the religion, and over time those symbols have been twisted and changed for various purposes.
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dont really follow anything religious like, holiday or not. however i have eaten a pile of chocolate today so now i feel good to have that in my system and in a few hours i will be bouncing off the walls
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As much as I am a fan of Easter myself, I need to remind you all of the forum rules in this case.
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Wishing each other a happy Easter is not necessarily a problem as it is not necessarily a religious discussion. It's a greeting. If we can stick to that, fine. Otherwise, I'll have to close threads for spamming. This particular thread has already crossed the line and is likely to escalate so I am closing it.
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