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Easter

Look at that bunny. Just look at it.
Look at that bunny. Just look at it.

It started a long time ago, with a fella who may or may not have existed, and who may or may not have been crucified, buried and resurrected. Fact-or-fiction notwithstanding, Sunday, March 31, is Easter. For some, Easter Sunday is a devout and religious celebration in which the miraculous resurrection of God’s only son is remembered fondly and enjoyed accordingly. For others, it’s all about the chocolate, baby. The rabbit — who, for some reason, spends his life hiding eggs — comes from an Alsace tradition involving a hare, and it’s a good thing too, because without this odd piece of lore there would be no cute Easter mascot. The eggs make a bit more sense, as they are meant to symbolize the boulders that were rolled in front of Jesus’ tomb before his subsequent resurrection. So remember, kids, there’s nothing wrong with lore and religion combining, because you’d probably have nothing to rot your teeth with this Sunday. Happy Easter!