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Elizabeth Stumpf, Contributor

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Easter is one of the oldest and most important festival of the Christian Church. It is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The celebration usually takes place between March 21 and April 25 on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the northern spring equinox.

It is unknown how the infamous Easter Bunny became the prominent symbol of the Christian holiday. Although it is speculated that the Bunny arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants with their tradition of the egg-laying hare. Children would make nests for the hare to lay his colored eggs in. Children would also leave out carrots in case he got hungry through his hops.

Through the years the nest has been replaced with a decorated basket and the eggs have been added to with chocolate and other types of candy and gifts. They have been added to the holiday to make it more appealing to children.

Easter is a greatly celebrated holiday all over the globe. Some for religious reasons, some for social reasons. Whether it be religious or social celebration, it’s a time to spend with family and friends.

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Elizabeth Stumpf, Contributor

I love Rottweilers and horses. Riding is my absolute passion. I am aspiring to go to Morrisville State College to become an Equine Veterinarian.

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