On our local city forum I recently made the comment -
There's not a person on this planet who isn't aware that Easter was celebrated 3000 years before the birth of Christ. Some religions simply choose to believe, contrary to the Old Testament laws on idolatry, that 'incorporating' pagan rituals to bring people to Christ is an acceptable practice when trying to convert non-believers. Ask any minister or preacher - if they've taken seminary courses, they're well versed on its history.
And from it learned that there were indeed people on this planet who were not aware of Easter's origins.
Here we go:
Which came first, the Bunny or the Egg?
Pre-Christian Anglo-Saxons worshiped the spring (seasonal 'rebirth') goddess Ēostre (Easter), the goddess of fertility, throwing lavish celebrations for her on the Vernal (Spring) Equinox - the birth of Spring. Her animal was the hare (or rabbit - an ancient pagan fertility symbol) which was associated with another ancient pagan symbol of fertility, the egg - which more specifically symbolized the rebirth of the land in spring.
Appointing Jesus (the "fisher" of men) to divinity during the rise of the zodiacal Age of Pisces as the new "Sun God" ('Son' of God) of this astrological age and wanting to compromise with the pagans this change (while keeping in the spirit of the rebirth festival) the Christian faith adopted the egg (and the Easter Bunny) as representations of the resurrection of Christ - the rebirth. During Spring. Vernal Equinox.
And just like three thousand years before Christ, the Egyptians worshiped a deity who was born of a virgin on December 25th indicated by a star in the East, followed by three kings, and who was able to perform miracles such as walking on water and turning water into wine and had 12 "disciples" and was later betrayed, crucified, and buried - and after three days, resurrected, 3000 years before Christ, so it is with Ēostre, who had different names throughout other pre-Christian cultures. For example, the ancient Babylonian fertility goddess was named Ishtar - however, her story is identical - bunnies and eggs. All these events are similar because they're all based on the ancient understanding and celebration of the seasons, which brings us back to the Vernal Equinox.
This is not an opinion: Easter is 100% pagan in its origin.
That is all.