Easter Bunny

Easter is synonymous to Easter Eggs and Easter Bunny. It is believed that the word Easter has been derived from the word Eostre, the name of the Goddess of Spring worshipped by the pagans in the 13th C BC in Germany.



History

  • Eostre was venerated during a festival by the same name during the spring equinox.
  • Goddess Eostre’s earthly symbol was the rabbit which also represented fertility as they littered in large numbers during the spring months.
  • The name for a celebration of the sunrise and a change of season was adapted by the Christians in the form of celebration of the resurrection of Christ and the beginning of a new era.
  • The legend of Easter Bunny was brought to America in the 1700s by the Germans who called it the Oschter Haws.
  • Also the idea that a hare could reproduce without losing virginity was associated with Virgin Mary and they have found a place even in the depiction of the Holy Trinity.
  • The Easter Bunny plays the role of a judge adjudging if the children have been good or bad through the year.
  • According to legends, Easter Bunny and Spring Bunny played the role of Santa Claus and brought the children baskets full of coloured eggs and other goodies the night before Easter.
  • Sometimes the baskets were hidden for the children to hunt and thus the tradition of Egg Hunt also began.
  • Today Easter Bunny is an integral part of Easter celebration all over the world.

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Wish Happy Easter with Easter Bunny! Without Easter Bunny, how can there be an Easter celebration? Easter Bunny, though a fictitious character is very loving animal among all—most importantly for children.

There will be celebrations all around with people purchasing and planning for Easter festivity. In fact, everyone waits eagerly for the Easter Bunny to arrive and bring good luck and happiness for him or her. There is a historical relevance to Easter Bunny or hare. It is believed that Easter Bunny or hare symbolizes moon.

  • It is because of the fact that hare never closes its eyes for a single moment—even not for blinking. This is said so because it is an established fact that hares are born with eyes open; whereas rabbits on the other hand, are born blind. This idea has come from Egyptians. They had named hare as ‘un,' which means open

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  • Easter has come to be celebrated since ages now. Children dress up as Easter Bunny and decorate their homes with Easter bunnies too. They make nests and keep it in their garden in order to get the colored eggs delivered by Easter Bunny.

  • Children dress up as Easter Bunny

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  • They collect these eggs in their Easter Basket and enjoy playing with them. Moreover, these Easter Eggs are symbols of fertility and fruitfulness; it is supposed to bring new life and joy in one's life.

  • Easter Basket

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As we all are aware of the fact that Easter Bunny is not a modern invention, hence, we all would like to know in detail about Easter Bunny—its origin, history, bunny, mask, costumes and so on. Thus, we at Dgreetings.com, have the every facet of Easter Bunny revealed for you.

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Origin of Easter Bunny

Origin of Easter Bunny

Since time immemorial, Easter has been observed. Easter is celebrated in almost all the countries. But what is the Origin of Easter Bunny? Any idea? Very few of us are aware of the Origin of Easter Bunny. We know that on a particular date we observe Easter Bunny, but do we know how it started, from where the observation originated? No! Well, here is a chance for you to know about the Origin of Easter Bunny.Lets together delve deep and find the reasons or Origin of Easter Bunny observation or celebration.

Origin of Easter Bunny is in Germany. Though, the Easter bunny has its roots in the pagan times also. Anglo-Saxons were the first ones to celebrate the festival of Easter. They celebrated this festival with great pomp and vigor in order to commemorate their Goddess, Eostre or Ostara, of offspring, fruitfulness and of springtime. In fact, the name Easter Bunny has its history related to this Goddess only. This Goddess was always seen with her bunny rabbit as a pet. Thus, the name of this festival Easter was linked up with Bunny.

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Easter Bunny Ideas

Easter Egg Bunny

Here are some of the Easter Bunny Ideas for you to check out:

  • Before deciding upon an Easter party celebration, think about sending across a special Easter Invitation to all your loved ones, family, friends and relatives. You can make your invitation card at home or can also order it. You can also send Easter e-cards too. For example, you can select Easter Egg as your invitation or let the Easter bunny carry your loving message.

  • After you have send your, then there is a need to decide upon the Easter costume, which will be definitely like a rabbit and a hare. However, the costume also depends upon the theme of the party. No doubt, Easter is itself a great theme for party, but you can also decide upon something else like Color theme. This is an excellent and interesting Easter Bunny Ideas for the party. You can try out once.

  • Then comes the decoration of the Easter party. Without decoration, you cannot set the right ambience for the Easter party. How about decorating it with fluffy bunnies, baby chicks, brightly decorated eggs and Easter baskets? This is superb and appealing Easter Bunny Idea for decoration. Yet another great idea is to fill the baskets with artificial grass and chocolate eggs in order to make colorful centerpieces. Again, you can also put out bowls of dyed hard-boiled eggs to liven up both the buffet table and the décor.

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  • Moreover, Spring season means lots of flowers. Hence, what can a great idea than decorating your Easter party with tulips and daffodils? These are natural decoration and will also make your home a garden of fresh flowers and fragrances.

  • Yummy and Scrumptious food—how can your forget this? When there is Easter, then Easter Eggs are definite to adorn the dinner or lunch table. Apart from this, Hot Cross Buns, Ham, Lamb and lots of Chocolate Cakes are too good and tasty to resist.

  • And without Easter Activities and Games, there can never be a healthy Easter celebration. So, engage your little bunnies—children as well as elders in some kind of activities to enliven the spirit of the party.

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Easter Egg Bunny

Easter Egg Bunny

  • Easter Egg bunny is famous for bringing colored eggs for little children during the festive fervor of Easter. Easter is a festive celebration that is all revolving around fun and joy. On this day, Christians commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and His coming to life. Hence, there is gift giving and receiving it too.In fact, there are many traditions associated with Easter; however, it may vary from one country to another. One among them is Easter Egg Bunny—that is related to Easter Bunny's Eggs.

  • Easter Egg Bunny also relates to the decoration of the Easter egg in the form a bunny. Different dyes in varied bright hues can be used to make your own fantastic Easter Egg Bunny.

  • Indeed, you can also take the help of various coloring books for better color combination and other resources too. You can take a big plastic egg and color it with base color like white, cream or light pink. Then, you can cut the ears from a colored paper in the oval shape (to match it with the shape of the egg) and glue it to the Easter Egg. Attach plastic wiggly eyes in brown or black and you can draw the nose and whiskers of this Easter Egg Bunny. In fact, this Easter Egg Bunny is really a funny bunny for all. This Easter Egg Bunny can also make for a great and exciting Easter gift idea.

  • In America, the Easter egg hunt game is very popular. Elders hide the eggs and the children have to find it out. These Easter eggs are all decorated ones that are religiously done by the elders or the kids. There is also an Easter tradition in America, where the small kids make nests for the Easter Bunny so that he can lay colored eggs for them. It is also believed that apart from giving colored eggs for the ‘good children’, Easter bunny also brings with it happiness, blessedness and joy. This is how the Easter Bunny became Easter Egg Bunny.

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Easter Bunny Cake

Easter Bunny Cake

This Easter Bunny Cake is a double chocolate, and you will need a round layer-cake pan. And in addition to cake ingredients and frosting, you will also need jelly beans, coconut, malted milk eggs, and two wafer cookies for ears.

Ingredients for Cake
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Now, you will have to mix these ingredients with a blender. Occasionally, you will be required to scrape the bowl and beat the mixture for 2-3 minutes at a high speed. Then you will have to bake it at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.

For Frosting
you require
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk and 6 tablespoons softened butter or margarine.

Now, you mix these ingredients in a bowl with a blender, occasionally scraping the bowl. When the frosting becomes stiff, add milk to it to get the desired consistence and if the frosting is thin, then you can mix it with milk powder.

Procedure
  • For the entire Easter Bunny Cake the procedure involves making the cake and decorating it with frost and cream. So, after you have done up with the cake, take the cake and cut it in half.
  • Now, you should frost the flat side of the cake.
  • Now, you put the chocolate frosting on the cake.
  • You can also put jellybeans too—for eyes and for nose! And for tail, use large malted milk egg for it.
  • For the ears, make a hole on each side of the head with a sharp knife. And trim the wafers and adjust it in the holes.
  • Then, frost the ears also. Apart from this, you can also decorate the cake with coconut sprinkled on it and jellybeans and malted eggs.

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Chocolate Easter Bunny

Chocolate Easter Bunny

Chocolate Easter Bunny is all about rabbit dipped in creamy chocolate. Easter is a festivity of Jesus' resurrection and people enjoy it with lots of gifts and Easter gift Baskets. And do you know, what belongs in an Easter basket? Mouth-watering chocolates, plastic eggs filled with jellybeans and pastel-colored candy. And most importantly, Easter Bunny—not the real kind! But the Chocolate Easter Bunny! People are merciful enough not to kill the real cute rabbit, and rather make a yummy Chocolate Easter Bunny for the Easter treat.

What an exciting idea is to send across your Easter gift in the form of Chocolate Easter bunny. No, you do not have to keep this rabbit as a keepsake; rather you can eat it and have a gala time.

Extremely delicious, it is also a great gift idea for the special festive and joyous occasion like Easter. So, how about surprising your family, friends and family or that special someone with a Chocolate Easter Bunny? A plush soft Easter Bunny toy has become a passé. Moreover, the soft and cuddly Easter Bunny is for small babies. Instead, Chocolate Easter Bunny is gradually catching on. While on one hand, it may make your dentist unhappy; on the other hand it is nothing but good news for real and living Easter bunnies everywhere.

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Stuffed Easter Bunnies

As soon as we think about Easter, we are reminded of Easter Bunnies. And on the festive occasion of Easter, how can one forget about Easter rabbits or hares or bunnies? These bunnies have a long association with the Easter. According to a myth, it is believed that the Easter has its long roots embedded in the name of the Anglo-Saxon Goddess—Eostre. This Goddess of divinity was always seen carrying her cute little bunny with her. Hence, this festival is known as Easter Bunny.

As Easter rabbits are symbols of Easter, so how about presenting these soft cuddly bunnies on the celebration of Easter? Wont it be too good to gift the symbol of love and affection on the Easter festival.Moreover, the tummies of these bunnies are filled with goodies to make it Stuffed Easter Bunny. Also, this Stuffed Bunny can be loaded with a wicker basket that is again filled! And this soft plush Stuffed Easter Bunny has 'Happy Easter' embroidered on his Easter basket.

His basket contains number of colored Easter Eggs—symbol of fertility and new life. Stuffed Easter Bunny is said to bring lots of happiness and fulfillment. Hence, generally, people exchange Stuffed Easter Bunny among themselves. These cute colored bunnies are a message of love, warmth and affection. Sometimes, this Stuffed Easter Bunny is also personalized for a heightened effect. These are an excellent way to voice out your feelings for each other, which words cannot express.

The recent gift giving of Stuffed Easter Bunny is for little bunnies or for newborn babies. These are soft to touch and harmless in anyway. Moreover, small children love to play with these plush soft toys.

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Easter Bunny Songs


Have you seen the Easter Bunny
Have you seen the Easter Bunny,
The Easter Bunny, the Easter Bunny,
Have you seen the Easter Bunny who comes on Easter Morning?

CHORUS
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,oh, the Easter Bunny,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, the Easter Bunny.

She's nice and fluffy and cute and funny,
The Easter Bunny, the Easter Bunny,
She's nice and fluffy and cute and funny,
She comes on Easter morning.

Chorus
She brings us chocolate eggs and honey,
The Easter Bunny, the Easter Bunny,
She brings us chocolate eggs and honey.
She comes on Easter Morning.

Chorus
Hop, hop, hop, goes the Easter Bunny
The Easter Bunny, the Easter Bunny,
Hop, hop, hop goes the Easter Bunny
Who comes on Easter Morning.

 


The Easter Bunny paints
The Easter Bunny paints his eggs
All purple, pink and blue,
Now, Mother Hen, I have to ask:
Why can't you do that, too?

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Easter Bunny Jokes

Here are some of the interesting questions that you can ask youngsters and keep them engrossing too. Check out:

Q: How do bunnies stay healthy?
A: Egg-xercise
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Q: What do you get when you cross a chicken and the Easter Bunny?
A: A good Easter.
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Q: What do you call Easter when you are hopping around?
A: Hoppy Easter!
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Q: What do you get when you find a rabbit with no hair?
A: A hairless hare!
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Q: Why are people always tired in April?
A: Because they just finished a march
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Q: Why did the Easter egg hide?
A: He was a little chicken!
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Q: What do you call a bunny with a large brain?
A: An egg-head.
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Q: What grows between your nose and chin?
A: Tulips (Two Lips).
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Q: Why did the rabbit cross the road?
A: Because it was the chicken's day off.
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Q: What do you call ten rabbits marching backwards?
A: A receding hare-line.
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Q: Why was the rabbit rubbing his head?
A: Because he had an egg-ache! (Headache)
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Q: Why did the Easter Bunny hop down the road?
A: He was making the Movie
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Q: What did the rabbit say to the carrot?
A: It's been nice gnawing at you.


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Easter Bunny Movies

S.no.Movies Directed by
1 Baby Looney Tunes Jeffrey Gatrall, Michael Hack
2 The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town Jules Bass Arthur Rankin, Jr.
3 Dora the Explorer George S. Chialtas Gary Conrad
4 The First Easter Rabbit Jules Bass
5 Here Comes Peter Cottontail Jules Bass Arthur Rankin Jr.
6 It's the Easter Beagle Phil Roman
7 Rise of the Guardians Peter Ramsey
8 Team Umizoomi Matt Sheridan
9 Tiny Toon Adventures Warner Bros. Animation
10 Yogi the Easter Bear Robert Alvarez
11 Pieces of Easter Jefferson Moore
12 An Easter Bunny Puppy David DeCoteau
13 Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill! Chad Ferrin
14 The Night Before Easter Joseph Henson
15 Easter Parade Charles Walters
16 The Being Jackie Kong
17 Bless the Child Chuck Russell
18 Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure Stephen Furst
19 Hank and Mike Matthiew Klinck
20 Bugs Bunny's Easter Funnies Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones
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