According to an old legend a goddess become large and beautiful bird in rabbit. No one knows why she did it, but it is believed that just because the Easter rabbit was bird still nests and filling them with eggs. According to legend Easter rabbit carries a basket filled with colored eggs, candied sweets and toys to children on the night before Easter. He leaves basket with eggs and sweets hidden in the home to find her children in a festive morning. The very demand of children is a kind of ritual.
But why rabbit?
Another interesting legend associated with Easter rabbit says that:
When led Christ to Calvary to be crucified, the crowd was Simeon by Cyril with his two children. One son – Rufus wore with her bunny. At one time cross fell to the ground. After a while he heard the children scream. It turned out that the cross pinch bunny and it died. Wrenching crying boy led Jesus to turn and despite their misery touched the thing out, he made the sign. Rabbit survived and ran away frightened. Soon, however, it appeared under the cross of the crucified Christ. When evening students went to take the body of the Savior, it was still there, and his little eyes were red with grief and tears. This bunny people call Easter Bunny.
In general, the rabbit is traditionally associated with fertility and abundance, and in ancient rituals and beliefs – and with the moon and its cycles. There are historical and archaeological evidence that eggs are painted and donated in ancient Egypt, Persia, Rome, China and Greece. The rituals associated with them, symbolizing the birth of life. The ancients believed the rabbit symbol of fertility. Animal embody the new life that is emerging in the spring. The first texts that mention the Easter Bunny are 1620 Easter symbolism of the rabbit starts from the western celebration of the Christian religion. The first cake in the shape of Easter rabbit made in the early 19th century in Germany. Later transferred to America just by Germans and so the arrival of the Easter rabbit became a big holiday for children from all over the Christian world. They prepare special nests, usually from hats and put them to secluded places in your home. If they were obedient, the Easter Bunny leaves them colored eggs. Such has been the tradition.
Today nests buy in the store and their parents put them to secret places. In the baskets necessarily a chocolate rabbit who is always very beautiful and delicious.
Easter rabbit is one of the few miracles in which today’s children still believe. It is one of the favorite characters of children. Just like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny plays a huge role for small children that just as bright Christian holiday. And he donated and encourage good children.