Have you heard the "eggciting" news? With the big Easter holiday right around the corner, a very special rabbit will soon be hippity hopping into your neighborhood. Children around the country are waiting for the annual visit from their favorite rabbit - the Easter Bunny.
Easter Bunny FAQs
- Although we can't be certain, it's believed the Easter Bunny made his first visit to America in the 1700s.
- While we all know Santa Claus lives in the North Pole, the Easter Bunny lives in a top-secret location!
- Like Santa, the Easter Bunny is also very busy throughout the year. But instead of making, wrapping and delivering gifts all over the world, the Easter Bunny is busy laying colorful eggs.
- Did you know the Easter Bunny is really a hare and not a rabbit?
- The Easter Bunny is believed to be between 400 - 500 years old and doesn't have helpers like Santa does.
Sweet Treats to Eat for Easter
While folks celebrate Easter in a variety of ways, if you're looking forward to chowing down on few treats to eat this Easter, you're not alone.
- Move over, hot-cross buns - Easter is the second biggest candy-eating event of the entire year, behind Halloween.
- The first chocolate Easter bunnies you could actually eat were first produced in Germany in the early 1800s.
- Today, 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are produced annually.
- And chocolate isn't the only sweet treat Americans love to eat. Folks gobble up about 16 billion jellybeans each year during Easter, too!
- And don't forget about the popular PEEPS! Over 700 million of the marshmallow treats are gobbled up during the Easter season.
And be sure to follow the Easter Bunny's journey this Easter with the free Easter Bunny Tracker.
For more Easter fun, please visit:
- Free Easter Bunny Trackers:
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- PEEPS Treats: 18 Peeps Dishes, Desserts & Cocktail 'ReciPEEPS'
- 27 Easter Dessert Recipes: Adorable Easter Bunnies, Chicks & Little Lambs