Easter is around the corner and in the shops we see the classic Easter holiday symbol the Bunny rabbit, but where did the symbol come from?
The meaning of different Easter traditions have been forgotten over time with a lot of the roots being Pre-Christianity, the Holiday by many is regarded as a celebration of spring.
The Easter Bunny is the rabbit of spring he was originally a “Easter Hare” they are the symbol for fertility it was said the “ Easter hare” was the companion of the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring Eostere and helped to ensure all dying plants were healthy. The Eggs were also symbols of fertile purity and rebirth.
This Easter is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the spring regardless of your religion and a chocolate Easter egg hunt is never a bad idea!