Oh, lovely card of an Easter bunny! It made it’s way just in time for Easter. Thanks to my friend, Nora! 🙂
Well, the Easter bunny is not very popular here in the Philippines, unlike the Easter egg. So I wondered about the association of the bunny to Jesus Christ rising from the dead. Here’s the interesting history of the Easter bunny:
The origin of the celebration — and the Easter bunny — can be traced back to 13th century, pre-Christian Germany, when people worshiped several gods and goddesses. The Teutonic deity Eostra was the goddess of spring and fertility, and feasts were held in her honor on the Vernal Equinox. Her symbol was the rabbit because of the animal’s high reproduction rate. Spring also symbolized new life and rebirth; eggs were an ancient symbol of fertility. -http://www.msnbc.msn.com
Wow, so it’s not only happening in the Philippines but in other parts of the world. I’m referring to the convergence of Christian belief and ancient traditions/religions. But anyway, Happy Easter and may God fill your heart with peace and love! ♥
Interesting.. there’s always a stamp that says “München 2018: Candidate City” on the back of cards I received from Germany. Candidate? To what? Hmmm……..