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Most of us have been celebrating Easter and other holidays for our entire life. We may do so, following the traditions that our parents and grandparents followed and perhaps even their parents before them.

When it comes to Easter, however, the mixture of a rabbit bringing us chocolate candies and decorated eggs may make us wonder, where did it all come from?

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Would it surprise you to know that Easter has actually been celebrated for thousands of years? It wasn’t always celebrated in the same way that we celebrate it today. Originally, it was adopted from a pagan holiday that celebrated Eostre, a goddess of spring and fertility.

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Interestingly, this wasn’t only the beginnings of the holiday that is celebrated today, it also has a lot to do with the items that are used in the celebration. After all, what do a rabbit and eggs have to do with many people’s take on what is actually behind the holiday? It doesn’t have anything to do with it, but they are symbols of fertility, so they are carryover items from the original, pagan celebration.

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Watch the video below to learn more about the popular customs behind one of the most celebrated holidays.

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