‘Unique’ Easter Bunny Traditions

This Sunday the Easter Bunny will be dropping off baskets to kids all over.

Baskets fill with goodies and candies!

Some say the Easter bunny arrived in the 1700’s in America with German immigrants in Pennsylvania.  They had a tradition of an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.” Their children made nests in which this animal could lay its colored eggs.

In different parts of the country, the Easter Bunny delivers the baskets in different ways.

The Easter Bunny hide baskets for Dianah Gibson and Tom Whalen.  They woke up Easter Sunday, went to church, and then hunted for their Easter baskets and colored eggs.

For Katie Ryan’s family, the Easter Bunny would leave their Easter baskets on the fireplace and they would hunt for colored eggs.

Chocolatiers report 90-million chocolate bunnies are produced each year. Eighty-nine percent of Americans surveyed say they eat the ears first on the chocolate bunnies.  Six percent eat the feet first, and 5% said they eat the bunny’s tail first.

-Dianah Gibson