Happy ‘hoppy’ Easter everyone!

Easter is one of our favourite times of the year at Bathing Bunnies!  It’s when our long-eared, fluffy friend, the Easter Bunny, takes centre stage in celebrations across the land and excited children look forward to chocolate treats and Easter egg hunts.  It’s also a time when we can celebrate the end of winter and new beginnings.

But why rabbits at Easter?  This year I decided to do some digging to learn more about the history of the cute and cuddly Easter Bunny.

I discovered that the tradition is shrouded in folklore, myth and mystery with tales of pagan goddesses and egg-laying hares!  However, it seems most likely to have German origins with traditional stories of rabbits bringing baskets of brightly painted eggs for children at Easter.  Interestingly, I also found out that in Switzerland, Easter eggs are delivered by a cuckoo and in Australia by a small rodent called a Bilby!

While we will be celebrating all things bunny, how will you be celebrating your Easter this year?



Angela Taylor

Founder of Bathing Bunnies