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Sunday, April 12, 2009

HAPPY EASTER ~*~


The Easter Bunny arrived! Little info about him...

The Easter bunny has its origin in pre-Christian fertility lore. The Hare and the Rabbit were the most fertile animals known and they served as symbols of the new life during the Spring season.

The bunny as an Easter symbol seems to have its origins in Germany, where it was first mentioned in German writings in the 1500s. The first edible Easter bunnies were made in Germany during the early 1800s. And were made of pastry and sugar.

The Easter bunny was introduced to American folklore by the German settlers who arrived in the Pennsylvania Dutch country during the 1700s.

The arrival of the "Oschter Haws" was considered "childhood's greatest pleasure" next to a visit from Christ-Kindel on Christmas Eve. The children believed that if they were good the "Oschter Haws" would lay a nest of colored eggs.

The children would build their nest in a secluded place in the home, the barn or the garden. Boys would use their caps and girls their bonnets to make the nests . The use of elaborate Easter baskets would come later as the tradition of the Easter bunny spread through out the country.

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Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter! He is risen!

6 comments:

Sarah said...

Wonderful information and darling baskets!!! Have a wonderful day!!
Sarah

Sharon/primthyme said...

Hi Carla,
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for the info on Easter ,I never new that ! It looks like the Easter bunny arrived at your house !! I now follow your blog. I will be back another day to read more,I must get ready to go to my Granddaughters for Easter meal at 3PM.
Prim Hugs & Blessings ,
Sharon

Pam said...

Carla hope you and your family had a wonderful easter. I know i did. Spent the time with the kids and grandkids at my son's. And even brought my grandson home with me.

Monday i have to go and spend the day at my son's while they put central air in. Fun Fun. My grandson is going with me. Did get some tuilips and a mum that looks like a rabbit.

Hugs pam

Country*Road*Primitives said...

Hi Pam ~ Yes we had a nice Easter... thank you :) I'm glad you did as well. Raining this evening, but it's a nice, soft rain. xox Carla

Country*Road*Primitives said...

Thank you Sarah ~ You have a wonderful day as well :) xox Carla

Country*Road*Primitives said...

Hi Sharon~ I hope you had a wonderful Easter. Thank you so much for stopping by :) Yes, the Easter bunny made it here and the goodies were enjoyed by all... hehehe especially the chocolate ~ Hugs and blessings, Carla