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Roundup: I Want Some Bunny to Love

While most people associate the Easter bunny with the Christian holiday, according to Saxon tradition, the Easter bunny is the earthly symbol of the pagan goddess Eostre who was worshiped in the pagan festival of Eastre, which was a celebration of Spring. Only much later, when Germans brought the legend to the United States, was the Easter bunny integrated into Easter Sunday festivities.

Whatever the stories surrounding the origin, I love the Easter bunny — heck, I love all bunnies (unless they get in my garden, and then I get hopping mad). However, as long as they stay out from under the garden fence, I'm happy to decorate with these long-eared cuties. Check out the widget for some of my favorite bunny finds.

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carriehogle carriehogle 8 years
Blessed Osara
AKirstin AKirstin 9 years
Yup- Easter is a time of fertility. It's a sex holiday, people! lol
carlabunnie carlabunnie 9 years
i love bunnies!
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years
aww j2e1n9...that bunny is tooooooo cute!!!!!!!!
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years cute.
HipMom HipMom 9 years
Thank you for bringing up the pagan origins! I'm not a pagan myself but I apreciate giving everyone their due :-) The Easter Bunny is very popular at our house, just as much as Santa Klaus!
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