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Adorable Easter Bunny Origin Story Explains the Egg

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Historians believe that the creation of the Easter Bunny occurred in Germany during the Middle Ages, and the Easter egg was added to the mix sometime in the 17th century. But we have all at some point asked why the Easter Bunny is laying eggs. Bunnies don’t produce eggs. Well, …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Celebrating Easter in Germany

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

After a long winter, Easter in Germany for many families is the first time to celebrate outdoors. A variety of traditions and customs provide fun activities surrounding Easter… the greatest feast of Christianity. The Easter festival is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon of spring. Easter …

Photo by April Griffus via flickr

Darlene Fuchs

Easter Time in Germany

By Corinna Bienger on Email

One legend about Easter, I was told when I was a child, is that on Good Friday all church bells fly to Rome and come back on Easter Sunday, explaining why the bells don’t chime before Sunday. When I think of the Easter weekend today, the image that comes into …

Corinna Bienger

Easter in Germany – The Rabbit, Egg and Ostara

By Francine McKenna on Email

Easter in Germany, Ostern in Deutschland, and a special Easter Bunny joins St. Nicholas and Santa Claus as a holiday gift giver in Germany, Hanni Hase, ‘Hanni Hare’, who for a few weeks every year is inundated with letters sent by children from all over the world. All mailed to Ostereistedt, Easter Egg Town, his …

Photos by George Larcher & SLV

Francine McKenna

Easter in German Speaking Europe

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

The Easter celebration goes back to the earliest days of the Christian church, but the date of this festivity has been controversial from the very beginning. Even the origin of the name of the most important celebration in the Christian calendar is unclear. The origins of the German Easter traditions …

Photo by maxmaria

Darlene Fuchs