Easter eggs from Easter bunnies?

How is an Easter bunny supposed to lay eggs? Why isn’t there an Easter chicken instead? In any case, Easter eggs are very important to the Germans, as observed by Mohamad Nazir Momand. Mohamad has been working as a trainee in the food trade for three years. Recently, he experienced a shortage of white eggs in the organic shop: “For a week now, customers have been coming and asking if we have white eggs.” His answer is often, “Unfortunately, we’re out of white eggs.” In the shop there are enough brown and painted eggs but that’s not what people want these days. Many have time to paint themselves now. They are following a Christian tradition according to which the egg is a symbol of Christ’s resurrection. How and why the Easter Bunny came into being in the 17th century is unclear. It is from this time that the fable that is told to children was first handed down: an Easter bunny lays the eggs and hides them.

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