- Rabbits were associated with Spring since ancient times.
- Many Christians abstained from eating meat and eggs during Lent. They didn't want to waste the eggs, though, so they boiled them with flowers which stained the eggs different colors.
- In the 1700's, a German writer decided to write a book for children to get them to behave. He stole the idea of Santa Claus but used a rabbit instead. This "Easter Bunny" would come on the eve of Easter, and judge whether kids were good or bad. If they were good they got to eat eggs. If they were very good they even got toys and candy.
So there you have it! I hope you've been good and receive all the eggs, toys, and candy that you desire.