2015-04-04

Easter combines Christian, pagan ideas

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Why is a rabbit an Easter symbol? On the face of it, the Easter Bunny is a somewhat puzzling thing to associate with commemoration of Jesus’ death and resurrection. However, likely reasons do make a good deal of sense. The image of an egg-laying -- and hiding -- rabbit actually evolved over several centuries, carried along through several countries and traditions. The symbol offers an example of how Christians incorporated pagan traditions and customs to entice conversion.
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