Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hopping Down the Bunny Trail. Hippity, Hoppity, Easter's on its Way!

Easter eggs, bunnies, chocolates, marshmallow chickens, and multi-colored plastic grass strung throughout the house.  What's not to love about Easter?  With Universal Studio's new movie Hop in theaters now, it got me to wondering........where did the tradition of Easter eggs come from? 

As it turns out, eggs were one of the many symbols of rebirth that has been associated with spring.  In fact, it was used by many different cultures around the world - the early Egyptians, Hindu, Russians, and Chinese.  But what about the bunny?  The Easter bunny was originally a symbol of fertility.  Now a days, the bunnies mostly bring egg hunts and pastel-colored candy, but they still keep that old association of new life by ushering in spring.

Happy Easter Everyone!

23 comments:

  1. I'm a new follower...hope you'll follow me too.

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  2. Eggs at Easter time makes sense...but I just can't figure out what a rabbit delivering candy chicks (peeps) to kids has to do with the Resurrection...lol
    Stumbled your post!
    Becky Jane

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  3. I do love the many references to New Life that Easter symbolizes. Love the basket and the post so I stumbled it and joined your GFC followers.
    Thanks for linking up with Twisted Scavenger

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  4. I am a new follower from Makobi Scribe!!

    Have a great weekend, and Happy Easter!!

    Sarah

    www.sarahsblogoffun.com

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  5. Happy Easter! new follower via the blog hop. you can visit me here adn be sure to link up:
    http://www.spearmintbaby.com/2011/04/alexa-blog-hop-421-427.html

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  6. great post! new follower http://angela-mommytimeout.blogspot.com

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  7. Happy Easter to you too! And fun to find out why we devour eggs during Easter. Great post! :-)

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  8. Great blog!
    I'm a new follower from the Not So Moody Blog Hop!
    Carolina Summer

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  9. Stopping by from the Monday Blog Hops and was happy to see I was already following thru GFC but not Facebook or Networked Blogs so I did follow those today. I could not find a Twitter button or I would have checked that, too. I would appreciate a follow back on the GFC, Facebook and Twitter if you are not already following. Networked Blogs would be nice too but if you don't want to do that one it is okay. Hope your Easter was great and Happy Blog Hopping!

    Mary@http://mmbearcupoftea.blogspot.com

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  10. Hi! Stopping by from Stumble Tumble Tuesday...stumbled you and would love if you could stumble me back:
    http://www.keenlykristin.com/2011/04/whats-deal-with-glycemic-index-guest.html

    Thanks!
    Kristin :)

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  11. Thanks for some interesting info. I'd wondered how eggs and bunnies had come together.

    And thanks for following and sticking with me - I had to meet a deadline and submit a draft for a chapbook and am just now coming up for air (but veeeerrrry excited about the completed draft!) I'm delighted to follow you back!!

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  12. Hopefully spring follows the bunny. I'm ready.

    I stumbled you. My post is http://booksyourkidswilllove.blogspot.com/2011/04/aliens-on-vacation.html

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  13. I am a new follower via GFC and Networked Blogs. I found you though Wandering Wednesday Hop. Hope you can stop by my blog and follow back.
    http://www.atthemapletable.com

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  14. Hi, I am your new GFC, FB and Networked Blog's follower from blog hop.
    Please, visite me back http://luckyangelandgiveaways.blogspot.com/
    Thank you!

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  15. Blog hopping today and am your newest follower. I hope that one of my blogs interests you too.

    I also do a weekend blog hop, you can link up your blog, twitter, FB, blog frog community etc every Friday-Sunday!

    http://tawnasplan.com blog hop here!
    http://btrbb.com
    http://tawnassecret.com

    Thanks
    Tawna

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  16. Loved checking out your blog.

    I am following gfc and I like you on fb.

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  17. New follower from the Sunday Blog Hop! :)
    Jen @ My Secret Home

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  18. Here from Relax and Surf. I'm now following you! :)

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  19. I'm a new follower from Relax & Surf. I'd love for you to visit my blog and follow back.

    Donna
    http://potofgoldgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  20. Hello,
    Following you from the hop :) Please stop by Areyouamom.com and say hi
    Thanks,
    Maureen

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  21. Hello! New follower from Relax and Surf Blog Hop. Stop by, look around and say hi".

    Have a great Sunday,

    Kelly
    www.CouponsCraftsandCauses.com
    http://IndianaInker.blogspot.com

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  22. Stopping by from relax and surf sundays. Following you from http://linkiescontestlinkies.blogspot.com/

    Take care
    Kevin

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