Shop Easter statues in our Holiday Collection.
the fact that Easter is possibly the most religious
holiday in the Christian world, the Easter Bunny
actually garners a lot of attention on this holiday.
As such, Easter decorations featuring bunnies
and rabbits have become very popular.
Interestingly, many aspects of the Easter celebration
actually find their origin in ancient pagan festival
of Eastre. The ancient Saxons celebrated the return
of spring by honoring, Eastre, the goddess of
fertility whose earth symbal was the bunny rabbit.
When Christian missionaries were converting these
pagans, they realized the need to integrate their
holiday into the Christian calendar and, consequently,
integrated the Eastre celebration with the Christian
observance of the resurrection of Christ.
The first recorded history of the Easter Bunny
is credited to the Germans in about 1500 and they
are also responsible for the first edible Easter
bunnies. However, it was the Pennsylvania Dutch
that popularized the Easter bunny in America during
the 1700’s. "Oschter Haws" was
eagerly anticipated by children for the treats
and colored eggs that he would leave.
Statue.com has put together an extensive collection
bunny decorations in our Holiday Gallery for
your home and garden.
For more religious oriented Easter decorations,
you may want to consider a statue from our Gallery
of Religious Statues.