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A hare-raising history of Easter Bunny’s ascent from pagan past to beloved icon

THE EASTER BUNNY is a much celebrated character in American Easter celebrations. On Easter Sunday, children look for hidden special treats, often chocolate Easter eggs, that the Easter Bunny might have left behind. As a folklorist, I’m aware of the origins of the long and interesting journey this mythical figure has taken from European prehistory to today. Religious […]