The Easter Bunny has its origins in Pre-Christian fertility lore. The Hare and the Rabbit were the most fertile animals known and they served as symbols of new life during the Spring season.
The bunny, as an Easter symbol, seems to have its origins in Germany, where it was first mentioned in German writings in the 1500s. The first edible Easter bunnies were made in Germany during the early 1800s out of pastry and sugar.
The Easter Bunny was introduced to American folklore by the German settlers who arrived in the Pennsylvania Dutch country during the 1700s.
* 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made for Easter each year.
* 16 billion jelly beans are made for Easter.
HAVE A GREAT EASTER WEEKEND! Enjoy Beautiful North Georgia this weekend!