The Easter rabbit is one of the symbols of Holy Week, especially in the Anglo-Saxon countries, where it is very typical to give Easter eggs. It is even common to decorate and hide them. This game in which the children have to find the eggs that the Easter rabbit has left is fun for the children on E
The Easter rabbit is one of the symbols of Holy Week, especially in the Anglo-Saxon countries, where it is very typical to give Easter eggs. It is even common to decorate and hide them.
This game in which the children have to find the eggs that the Easter rabbit has left is fun for the children on Easter Sunday. But, why a rabbit? This is the story of the Easter rabbit.
The legend of the Easter rabbit during Holy Week
The origin of the Easter rabbit goes back to the pre-Christian Anglo-Saxon festivities, when the rabbit was the symbol of fertility and was associated with the goddess Easter, who was dedicated to the month of April and the honor of the spring festivities among the peoples of northern Europe.
With the passage of time, the figure of the Easter rabbit was included and adapted to Holy Week and, from the 19th century, chocolate and sugar dolls began to be manufactured in Germany.
One of the favorite figures of the confectioners to make chocolate figures was the Easter rabbit, who was also the one who brought the colored and chocolate eggs on Easter Sunday or Resurrection Sunday, because the legend of the Easter rabbit it became more and more famous.
This curious legend tells that, when they put Jesus in the tomb given to them by Joseph of Arimathea, there was a hidden rabbit inside the cave, who, very frightened, saw how all the people entered, cried and were sad because Jesus had dead.
The rabbit stayed there looking at the body of Jesus when they put the stone that closed the entrance and saw it and saw it wondering who would be that Lord whom so many people wanted.
He spent a lot of time watching it; It happened all day and all night, when suddenly the bunny saw something surprising: Jesus got up and folded the sheets with which they had wrapped him. An angel removed the stone that covered the entrance and Jesus left the cave more alive than ever!
The rabbit understood that Jesus was the Son of God and decided that he had to warn the whole world and all the people who were crying, that they no longer had to be sad because Jesus had risen.
As the rabbits can not talk, it occurred to him that if he brought them a painted egg, they would understand the message of life and joy, and he did.
Since then, la the legend has it that, the rabbit comes out each Easter Sunday to leave colored eggs in all the houses to remind the world that Jesus was resurrected and we must live joyfully. The game of hiding the Easter eggs that the Easter bunny has left in all the houses is the fun of the children on Easter Sunday. A tradition in many places that is celebrated every year. One of the most famous games of Easter eggs is the one organized in the White House, in Washington, USA.