The Easter bunny history goes back in pre-Christian fertility lore. The hare and the rabbit were considered to be the most fertile animals. Hence, they symbolized new life during the spring season.
The bunny was introduced by Germans, where its foremost mentioning is found in German writings in the 1500s. This bunny was known as ‘Oschter Haws’. The foremost Easter bunny was made in Germany during the early 1800s with pastry and sugar. Americans were introduced to the Easter hare by the Germans only; who settled in the Pennsylvania Dutch country during the 1700s.
Arrival of ‘Oschter Haws’ was kids greatest pleasure as, the children believed that if they behaved and did good deeds then, the Easter rabbit would lay colored eggs in the nest.
With this anticipation the kids would build nests in their homes, gardens and barn. Boys would sue their hats and girls used bonnets to create nests. Long after this only the concept of Easter Baskets came in picture.