Where Did The Easter Bunny Come From?

Nalani Andrews, Reporter

Have you ever wondered what a bunny who hides eggs has anything to do with Easter Sunday?

It is said that the Easter bunny first arrived in America with the first German immigrants. When they came, so did their egg-laying hare tradition.  This bunny, in German, was called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.” German children made nests where the rabbit could lay its colored eggs. Over time, the custom spread across the U.S. and the bunny deliveries began to include chocolate and other types of candy and other gifts, while decorated baskets replaced nests.  American children even started laying out carrots, in case the bunny got tired after all its hopping.

(Easter Symbols and Traditions, History.com)