Maundy Thursday followed by Good Friday (Black Friday) and Easter Sunday are, according to Christian scripture, the days during which Jesus was resurrected from the dead after his crucifixion.
What does all this have to do with chocolate bunnies?
I guess these cute rabbits are happy about Jesus’ resurrection!
I wonder if they sell chocolate in Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem? These rabbits don’t look like they are going anywhere close to the Way of Grief...
“The Easter Bunny is very similar in trait to its Christmas holiday counterpart, Santa Claus, as they both bring gifts to children on the night before their respective holiday.”
Sprungli, one of Switzerland’s most important confectionery producers, drive kids crazy with their chocolate eggs and rabbits.
An army of rabbits…
Eggs, like rabbits are fertility symbols. Since birds lay eggs and rabbits give birth to large litters in the early spring, these became symbols of the rising fertility of the earth at the Vernal Equinox (Nowruz).
Eggs were forbidden to Catholics during the fast of Lent, which was the reason for the abundance of eggs at Easter time. I took these pictures from my favorite florist, Marsano.
This big rabbit sets you back $190!
Happy Spring everybody.