Is the Easter Bunny Real?


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The Easter Bunny is not real. Around 1680, there was a story published about a rabbit laying eggs and hiding them. This story was brought to the United States by German immigrants in the 1700s.

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The origin of the Easter Bunny can be traced back to 13th century Germany, which was a monotheistic, pre-Christian society. At this time, feasts were held in honor of the Teutonic deity Eostra, who was the goddess of spring and fertility. The symbol of Eostra was the rabbit because of its high reproduction rate. These feasts were held on the Vernal Equinox, which is in the spring, right around the time Easter is celebrated.

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