Easter Bunny Fun

Easter bunny fun

About Easter Eggs

Ideas for an Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Eggs in a Basket

When Easter Sunday arrives, there’s one game that is always present: the Easter Egg Hunt. This popular tradition is a blast for children, as they scamper all over the yard or house searching for their Easter Eggs. Considering the age grouping, the diversity of the group and the amount of space and time you’d like […]

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5 Funny Google Easter Eggs

Dying Easter Eggs

So, when you’re sitting down to consider why in the world Google is coloring eggs for the holidays, remember that we aren’t talking about Easter Bunnies, baskets, or egg hunts. Instead, we’re talking about the little goodies that programmers decide to “hide” in various places that you can find while roaming around their virtual creations. […]

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The Origins of Easter Eggs

Row of Easter Eggs

The origins of the modern Easter Egg is not exactly clear, but there are a few different sources from which it might have come: 1) The feast of Eostre. During, and prior to, the 1600s the German Anglo-Saxons celebrated spring, and new life with a big feast dedicated to the goddess of fertility and spring […]

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Easter Eggs: Where Did the Tradition Originate?

Easter Egg Hunt

When you think about Easter, what comes to mind? There are the religious observances, and the reasons that Easter is celebrated; however, when most people think of Easter, the Easter Bunny and Easer eggs come to mind. Bunnies and eggs? What do they have to do with the resurrection of Christ? Let’s look at the […]

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From Germany With Love: The Beginning of the Easter Bunny

Grey Bunny

The Easter Bunny, a prominent symbol of Easter which has been around for hundreds of years, is understandably the best part of the Easter holiday for kids. Kids look forward to putting out their baskets and searching for them on Easter morning, after the Easter Bunny has come to their home and filled their basket […]

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Origins of Easter Eggs

Easter Ribbon

The modern Easter egg comes from a diverse combination of several religious, pagan and spring time traditions. When Christianity was spreading, the pope at the time, Pope Gregory the Great, ordered his missionaries to combine the existing pagan religious traditions, sites, customs and festivals where they could. The resurrection of Christ falls during the Spring […]

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Easter Egg History 101

Easter Eggs Branch

Just as Santa Claus has come to represent Christmas, a hopping life-size bunny with a basket full of colorful eggs is the quintessential image of Easter. It is believed that the original Easter bunny was probably associated with the Pagan equinox festival that predated Easter. The Saxons would devote the month of April to celebrating […]

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Dyed Eggs: A History

Easter Egg Coloring

The egg may just be nature’s perfect package.  The simple egg has, during the span of history, represented mystery, magic, medicine, food and omen. And most prominently it is the universal symbol of Easter celebrations throughout the world.  The egg has been (and continues to be) dyed, painted, adorned and embellished in the celebration of […]

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The History of the Decorated Easter Egg

Easter Eggs Grass

The egg may just be nature’s perfect package.  Throughout history,  the egg has represented mystery, magic, medicine, food and omen.  Eggs are also the universal symbol of Easter celebrations throughout the world.  The egg has been, and continues to be, dyed, painted, adorned and embellished in celebration of its special symbolism. Long before the egg […]

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How Easter Eggs Came to Be

Easter Eggs Colored

Eggs are, by their very nature, obvious fertility symbols. Yet one may wonder how the symbolism of a rabbit laying eggs during spring came to be. There are several historical explanations that have been proposed.  While they are interesting to examine there still is no conclusion as to how Easter eggs came to be. According […]

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