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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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