Question: Can you explain what the rabbit and hunting for eggs has to do with Easter?
Answer: The eggs associated with Easter are fertility symbols and reflect ancient spring renewal rites. Hunting for eggs is an old western European tradition that dates back to the fifteenth century. The rabbit is another pagan fertility symbol. The rabbit was the escort of the Germanic goddess Ostara, who gave her name to a holiday that fell at the time of the vernal equinox, which then became Easter.