A rabbit in the grass
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Hopping around. The Easter Bunny’s story
Our homepage photo today was taken in Thailand, but it sure looks like a great place to hide brightly coloured eggs to us. German Lutherans created the character of the ‘Easter hare’ that is the basis for the modern-day Easter Bunny. Their version of the bunny judged whether children had been good or bad during the Eastertide season - with well-behaved kids getting a treat. Many religious and folkloric ideas, on the other hand, have influenced the idea of rabbits and hares as symbols of the rebirth, spring, and even the holy trinity.