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Sacred hares, banished winter witches and pagan worship – the roots of Easter Bunny traditions are ancient

Tok Thompson, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences The Easter Bunny is a much celebrated character in American Easter celebrations. On Easter Sunday, children look for hidden special treats, often chocolate Easter eggs, that the Easter Bunny might have left behind. As a folklorist, I’m aware of the origins of the long and […]