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Easter is a deeply religious holiday for Christians that typically falls in the spring. But how did all these Easter traditions—from candy chicks, chocolate bunnies, and dyed eggs to the Sunday celebration and festive meal of Easter lamb—become such a large part of the celebration? This year, Easter falls on Sunday, April 4, —a little earlier in the spring than it did last year Sunday, April 12, The holiday is a "movable feast," meaning the date, which is always a Sunday, changes every year and follows a similar calendar to the Hebrew calendar based on the lunar cycle. Some claim that the word Easter derives from Eostre, a pagan goddess of spring and fertility. According to folklore, Eostre found a bird dying from the cold and turned it into a rabbit so its fur would keep it warm—but that rabbit still laid eggs like a bird.
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It wouldn't be Easter without a major sugar rush. Looking for more spring sweets? Try our amazing Easter cakes. Get the recipe from Delish. You could skip the graham cracker crust, but we wouldn't recommend it.
So how did the Easter bunny originate? The bunny has its origin in pre-Christian fertility lore. The hare and the rabbit were the most fertile animals known and they served as symbols of the new life during the Spring season.