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Why A Rabbit ?

  • by Bec
  • 2 min read

Rabbit Cartoon B-WIt’s Easter time!!

Most children can’t wait until Easter Sunday morning to see if the Easter Bunny has been and left some yummy chocolate eggs. But have you ever found it strange that a rabbit is the one bringing eggs? So where did this tradition originate from?

It was originally the German Lutherans that conjured the role of the Easter Hare / Bunny. The hare symbolised the role of a judge that determined whether or not children had been behaving at the start of the Eastertide season. In a similar role as Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny would visit the good, well behaved children and hand out chocolates, candy or toys.

Another interesting rabbit question I have often wondered about, is why does a magician pull a rabbit out of his hat and not a cat or guinea pig or anything else?

I am still not 100% sure of the truth behind who originated the “pulling a rabbit out of the hat” trick or why, but I did come across one very interesting theory or story. Two magicians known as Barry & Stuart, gave credit to a strange incident as the idea behind the “rabbit from the hat” routine. A lady from Surrey in England, reported that she gave birth to numerous rabbits over a period of time. The event was investigated as it caused quite an uproar and eventually she revealed that it was in fact a hoax.

I thought the reason would be because rabbits are cute, cuddly and perhaps they don’t mind being confined in a small, dark space like a hat. This seems a bit more logical to me, but I do like the story behind the giving birth to the rabbit hoax.

I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Easter and i hope the Easter Bunny finds your place.

Until next time,
Bec

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