Easter has almost arrived and the symbol of the Easter Bunny is there as well. All of us have wondered at least once, how did people start to connect Easter with Bunnies. The exact origins of the Easter Bunny are clouded in mystery, but there are still some traditional stories that follow this symbol.
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The symbol of fertility
The first story about Easter Bunny came from pagan tradition and it is connected with the festival of Eostre. Eostre was a goddess of fertility and her animal symbol was a bunny. Rabbits are already known as symbols of fertility.
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Representative of new life
Eggs represent a symbol of new life and decorating eggs dates back to the 13th century. In Christianity the history of coloring eggs on Easter is well-known. The egg also represents a symbol of Spring and a celebration of rebirth after the harshness of winter.
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How did Easter Bunny come to America?
The Easter Bunny came to America with German immigrants in the 1700s. They settled in Pennsylvania and imported their tradition of an egg-laying hare. It was called Oschter Haws or Osterhase. Soon children started to make nests and to put colored eggs inside them. Later, people have started to make chocolate eggs and bunnies and to sell them as well.
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The cutest bunny breed
American fuzzy lop is a famous wool breed rabbit and it is one of the cutest bunny breeds on Earth. It is a mix of English spots and a Holland loop. If you want to have a bunny for a pet, this breed is a perfect choice because it is very social, playful and active. They also like the attention of the owners and like to play with toys like socks, gloves, and plastic balls.
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The hairiest rabbit in the World
The English Angora rabbit is the hairiest breed of a rabbit. You can’t even find its eyes when you’re looking its head. This breed of a rabbit needs constant grooming and it almost has wool on its ears. These bunnies have very gentle and friendly temperament.
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The biggest rabbit in the World
The World’s biggest bunny comes from Worcestershire and it weights around 22 kilos. His name is Darius and he is over 1.2 meters long. This breed is called Continental Giant rabbit and it is also the oldest rabbit breed in the World.
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The World’s smallest rabbit
And what about the smallest rabbit breed in the world? Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbits are the world’s smallest rabbit breed and the rarest one also. Pigmy bunnies usually weight less than a pound and it is smaller than human’s hand.
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Unique fact about Pigmy Rabbits
There is also one strange thing about them. They have a mix of colors in their ears and it looks like a rainbow.
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Head of a lion and body of a rabbit
Here is one more cute rabbit breed. It has a lion-like head and it is so fluffy. This breed is called Lionhead rabbit and it is found in Belgium. Their fur is so soft and it can be 2-3 inches long. It is very popular among children and it is well-mannered and easy to train. So, what are you waiting? Pick a perfect rabbit breed for you and get a new and the cutest family member.
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