At Tingdene Lifestyle we are partial to an Easter egg or two. In between eating lots of chocolate we have done some Easter fact finding ahead of this weekends holiday break at the coast.
Easter bunnies were incorporated into mainstream tradition in the 17th Century.
Early depictions from Germany showed the floppy-eared creatures delivering toys and eggs in baskets to Christian families. It is very difficult to pinpoint the exact origin of the rabbit symbol, but many scholars believe it stems from pagan ritual.
The pagan festival Eostre is dedicated to the goddess of fertility, who is often depicted as a bunny. This ties in well with the Bible, as Easter celebrates the re-birth of Jesus following his crucifixion.