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Easter Bunny brings spring season

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April 21, 2011

The Easter season is upon us. Since the Easter Bunny was created in the 1700s in Germany, candy filled eggs have been showing up around houses. A bunny became the symbol of Easter in the 1500s during the time of Eastre, or welcoming of Spring. Children awaited the arrival of Spring and it was decided in the 1700s that an Easter Bunny will bring the beginning of Spring with tasty chocolate and sweet candies, making it even more exciting for children during this time. This tradition is similar to the Winter oncoming with a big, jolly man bringing the cold season with gifts. Rather than awaiting snow and cold, people look forward to a new start along with mother nature during the season of Spring.

Outside of the traditions, children in the United States look forward to Easter Sunday every year. Colored eggs filled with candy are hidden throughout the house, just to be found hours later. It is a favorite tradition of mine, and many other’s I’m sure. The only question I have is, “when do people become too old to hunt for Easter eggs?” I guess when I hope to find eggs around my house and campus, to realize the Easter Bunny forgot to do his job.
Maybe this is true, or maybe it isn’t. I hope everyone has a very great Easter and welcoming of the Spring season.

Cassie Swenson is a student at UW-River Falls.