It’s Eostar-monath, oops I mean the month of April, and painted eggs and sugary treats are on the menu. Easter owes it’s name to the German Goddess of Fertility and Sunrise Eostur, Ēostur-monath Being the month of April. If you don’t plan on attending church this Easter Sunday, you might consider celebrating in a different fashion by jumping in some fun Easter costumes. Who says a bunny can’t tear up the slopes? This holiday is known for the easter bunny, easter egg hunts, loads of candy, and of course resurrection and rebirth. The Easter Bunny was introduced to America by German settlers in the 18th century. Children would build brightly colored nests out of hats and spare household items, in out of the way areas of their homes in anticipation of the Easter hare coming and filling them with treats, in much the same way Santa Clause did on Christmas. As this tradition expanded, the nest has become the manufactured colorful Easter basket, and the placing of the nest in a secluded area has become the modern easter egg hunt.
The rabbit is a pagan symbol and has always been an emblem of fertility. Have you been looking for the perfect Easter bunny costumes? Eggs, like rabbits and hares, have been symbols of fertility since the dawn of time. Does anyone else remember the mad hatter’s partner in crime from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland? Well for those that may not, he was a hare, a March hare. Rabbits and hares start mating in early spring, with propositioning done by the males and the females often refusing their first advances, it becomes very visible to human observers, hence the phrase “mad as a march hare” There’s no need to get mad leaving everything to the imagination, check these bunny costumes out. Every year, Easter is celebrated the Sunday immediately following the first full moon after the Spring equinox, this year the Spring Equinox is Wednesday, April 20th, so that means Easter falls on Sunday, April 24th, 2011. Have a beautiful spring and a happy Easter!
Need some really great ideas for an Easter costume this year? Your search is over:
- Deluxe Easter Bunny Adult Costume
- Bunny Plush Economy Mascot Adult Costume
- Deluxe Easter Bunny Costume for Adults
- Bunny Suit Adult Costume