What Do Bunnies & Eggs Have To Do With Easter?
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What Do Bunnies & Eggs Have To Do With Easter?

What Do Bunnies & Eggs Have To Do With Easter?

We all know that Easter is a traditional Christian festival, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. According to the Bible, Christ died on the cross and came back to life three days later. Easter celebrates this renewal of life in the spring, anytime between March 21st and April 25th, depending on when the full moon occurs.

But even though we understand the origins of the holiday, it has some pretty strange traditions that go along with it! We did some digging and found a few reasons behind these traditions!

Why do we decorate Easter eggs?

Originally, eggs were not allowed to be eaten during Holy Week (the week leading up to Easter). Instead, any eggs that were laid during this week were decorated and given to children as Holy Week gifts. Early Victorians then adopted this tradition, but used decorated cardboard eggs filled with gifts. We then adapted the Victorian tradition, using plastic eggs filled with candy!

Where did the Easter Bunny come from?

The story of the Easter Bunny first gained popularity in the early 19th century. Because rabbits give birth to large and frequent litters of babies, they became symbols of new life. Just like spring, and just like Easter! Even though it seems random, it actually all ties in quite nicely when you think of it that way.

We here at Lockett Orthodontics want to wish you a happy and healthy Easter this year! To schedule an appointment, please contact our Denver, CO office today!

Posted on Mar 28, 2016

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