Today, Easter is all about egg hunts and chocolate bunnies. But as you stock up on candy, plastic eggs, and more, you might have wondered where these traditions came from. Here are just a few interesting facts behind a few of Easter’s most common symbols, customs, and….candies?

Top 7 Interesting Things About Easter

1. The Easter Bunny didn’t always lay eggs

In fact, the fluffy bunny stems from the Anglo-Saxon festival of Eastre which featured a spring goddess who used the rabbit as her symbol to represent fertility. It wasn’t until Germans settled in Pennsylvania in the 1700s that the tradition of the bunny that lays eggs came to the states.bunny

2. Buying a new outfit for Easter stems from a superstition