Where Did The Easter Bunny Come From?

Last I checked there aren’t any mentions of the Easter bunny in the Bible.

In fact, I couldn’t even find anything that specifically mentions bunnies in the story of Noah’s Ark.

So why is a bunny so closely associated with this religious holiday? That is what we’ll cover on today’s Wonder Why Wednesday…

To answer the question of what a bunny has to do with Easter, I turn to the History Channel. The smart folks at the History Channel created a very cool video that explains where the bunny came from and many other Easter facts including:

  • How you might know the Easter Fox rather than the Easter Bunny if you grew up in Germany
  • How a religious ban helped make eggs popular at Easter
  • Who is the man behind jeweled Easter eggs
  • That over 90 million chocolate bunnies & 16 billion jelly beans are produced for Easter

  • http://thuringer.me/ Aaron Thuringer

    Wait, the History Channel still talks about history? I thought they had morphed into a reality TV channel.

    • Adam

      History…reality tv…pretty much the same thing. I’m sure Jersey Shore will someday make it into history text books.