For many, today is a day of renewal, rebirth, and spring.
So, this Sunday Funday it’s all about the Bunny.
Whatever today brings you, I hope it’s a day full of good times with friends and family.
Happy Easter, to all, and without further ado, I’ll hop to it… Read the rest of this entry
Happy Easter! In honor of the holiday we’re going to keep this short. Read the rest of this entry
…about your Easter bonnet.
Here at 2WC headquarters the weather is beautiful, the bunnies are chocolate, and it’s been a lovely day.
We wish you and yours a lovely Easter Sunday, and ask that you excuse our brevity, but we have some Easter relaxation to partake in.
But before we go, as promised (in slight jest) last Sunday, a poem:
It’s here, Easter Sunday, and Spring’s arrived too!
With bunnies and baseball and flowers (achoo!)
Colored eggs, candy, and pastels abound,
With family and friends (and more food) around.
There’s faith, cheer, and gladness, for with Spring arrives hope.
Hope even for Cubs’ fans (perhaps a forced joke).
Still, a very Happy Easter to those far and near.
We hope it’s a good one, and full of good cheer.
And Cubs’ fans, don’t worry…there’s always next year.
Hope everyone enjoys the holiday.
On days such as these its always fun to look at the history and meaning of the day.
So often we get caught up in the pageantry and fanfare and forget the important things.
I am of course referring to the history of the Easter Bunny.
We all know what the Easter Bunny does.
He hops around and hides eggs, brings us candy and presents, clearly has invested in poultry and jelly beans, and leaves mud in the foyer (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it).
But with all that he does for us, how much do we really know about this creature?
Truth be told, not much. Here’s what we do know:
The tradition of the Easter Bunny appears to have traveled from Germany and arrived in the U.S. (Pennsylvania specifically) sometime in the 1700’s.
Back then he was going by “Osterhase” and kids made nests for him to leave eggs in and left carrots to help the bunny power through his hop-heavy evening.
Since then we’ve changed his name, forced him to pose with screaming toddlers, and pack his own snacks.
Yet, what would Easter be without him?
Wait…I know this one.
Easter Traditions: History Channel
I wanted this to be “Easter Parade” oh well…