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What do rabbits chicks and Easter eggs have to do with Easter?
They have virtually nothing to do with the resurrection as it as celebrated religiously. The secular practices at Easter time, including the word Easter itself, have more to do with the pagan celebrations at springtime, usually on or near the vernal equinox. The word Easter is derived from the name of the goddess Ishtar, and the rabbits and eggs are essentially symbols of fertility, something sacred to the cults of Ishtar. There is the obvious life force connection between fertility and the resurrection from the dead. The Roman church has made use of other connections with pagan practice in order to highlight the breadth and appeal of Roman Catholic practice.
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because they represent new life.
Well, i personally think there is a bilby at Easter for this side of the world and a rabbit for the other! but that's me. Or..... OK ill finish his sentience Easter is celebr…ated with a rabbit because one of Jesus disciple's was a rabbit and it was known that rabbits have a pure heart so they were told to be the true popes i don't know why but that's why. :-)
What has become today's Easter Bunny is actually a surviving remnant of much older traditions celebrated in pre-Christian days, and still practised today by Pagans around …the world. Bunnies, or rabbits, are fertility symbols, sacred to the Goddess of the Dawn, once known as Ostarra or Eostara, which is from where Easter takes its name. Due to the rabbits' ability to procreate at light speed, the rabbit is a perfect symbol for fertility, which is a focus of natural life cycles in the spring. Eggs, too, are a natural symbol for fertility - from the egg comes life. During Spring Equinox celebrations both past and present, the focus is on Spring growth. All the blossoms on the trees, new shoots of flowers popping up above the ground, and new born animals, including the ever producing rabbit, are all signs for us to see that the season of Spring has begun and nature continues its cycle as ever before. When Christianity began to spread, one way of getting Pagans to accept the newest religion was to overlap Christian values and ideas with current and much loved pagan customs, to attract the locals to the church and pull them away from their long practised ways of honoring and living with nature. The Easter Bunny and Egg hunts are two such carryovers that, in the beginning, had nothing to do with the Christian faith or belief in Jesus' resurrection. But these pagan ideas helped those wandering priests to get the attention of the pagans they sought to convert. Pagans around Europe loved their goddesses and symbols of life that they understood much more clearly than the Bible, which was not readily available to the common people anyway. Incorporating these pagan practices was discovered to be a key ingredient to bring more people under the church, and it made Christianity itself more acceptable. After all, the most successful missionaries are those who seek to understand the people they wish to convert by living their life without compromising anyone's beliefs. Because the Christian church celebrates the Resurrection of Christ in the spring, it made sense to them to "borrow" from Pagan Spring rites in order to make the attraction to the newer religion plausible. The short answer is: Rabbits (and eggs) have come to be seen as symbols of new life and rebirth, and the Christian celebration of Easter is all about new life, because of Christ's resurrection, and the new life He bought for us.
because christians belive that at Easter Jesus died and then rose again. And the chick represents new life.
Because some people make decorated eggs for Easter, they think that chicks are cute pets. When the chicks are no longer little, children and parents get bored of them and …this becomes a big problem. Do not buy chicks as Easter pets.
because a bunny symbolizes that spring has started and a new life
symbol of new life
we have eastereggs because it mean new birth like a chick growing in a egg which is new bagging to chicks like new life. thanks for reading i hope this helps you
you celebrate choclate eggs on easter because jesus last desert was choclate
Perhaps he did. Eggs signify new life, which Jesus Christ gave us in the resurrection, allowing us to have eternal life after death with him in heaven. Thus the eggs signify n…ew life, this was its original beginning. It has become secularized, but it still has a Christian foundation.
you get as many as your family can afford
Because Easter originated from Egypt. It was a celebration in honor of Queen Ishtar hence Easter. Her sacred animal (as in some owned sacred cats or dogs) was a rabbit. The eg…g was also known as sacred to her (I don't know why) so it was celebrated with an egg and a rabbit (or what is now an Easter bunnie) pagan religion has been changed slightly over and over again until it became a holiday celebrated by all (even Christians) internationally. -The Tiger Lily (^_^)
Easter comes from a pagan spring rite and eggs represent the rebirth of the world after the death in winter. The Catholic Church in the Middle Ages was able to convert the pa…gan tribes and give another meaning to Easter.
There is not an exact age for the Easter Rabbit. The first ever mentioning of a rabbit symbolizing Easter was in Germany in the 1500s. The Easter Rabbit was introduced to Amer…ica in the 1700s.
The egg was a symbol of spring, fertility, and rebirth over 2,000 years ago, long before it began a world-wide association with the Christian celebration of Easter. There is n…o widely practiced symbolism associated with birds at Easter, unless the commercial sale of chocolate birds is considered a tradition in some places.
When the rabbit stole an egg last April 1, 1884.