Easter is a time to celebrate the arrival of spring and the renewal of life. Eggs and flowers are obvious emblems of feminine fertility, but the rabbit, with its incredible reproductive capability, is not far behind in European customs.
The Easter bunny is known as the Easter hare in European customs. The hare’s symbolism has played a variety of fascinating ceremonial and religious functions over the centuries.
During the Neolithic period in Europe, hares were ritually buried with people. This has been regarded by archaeologists as a religious ceremony, with hares signifying rebirth.