April 5th, 2015 10:35 EST
Happy Easter From Judyth Piazza
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The Easter Bunny or Easter Rabbit is a character depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs, who sometimes is depicted with clothes.
In legend, the creature brings baskets filled with colored eggs, candy and sometimes also toys to the homes of children, and as such shows similarities to Father Christmas, as they both bring gifts to children on the night before their respective holiday.
It was first mentioned in Georg Franck von Frankenau`s De ovis paschalibus (About Easter Eggs) referring to an Alsace tradition of an Easter Hare bringing Easter Eggs. Wikipedia.org
The Easter Bunny
A poem by:
M. Josephine Todd, 1909
There`s a story quite funny,
About a toy bunny,
And the wonderful things she can do;
Every bright Easter morning,
She colors eggs, red, green, or blue.
Some she covers with spots,
Some with quaint little dots,
And some with strange mixed colors, too
-- Red and green, blue and yellow,
But each unlike its fellow
Are eggs of every hue.
And it`s odd, as folks say,
That on no other day
In all of the whole year through,
Does this wonderful bunny,
So busy and funny,
Color eggs of every hue.
If this story you doubt
She will soon find you out,
And what do you think she will do?
On the next Easter morning
She`ll bring you without warning,
Those eggs of every hue.