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What You May Not Have Known About Easter

Easter Sunday is coming and churches are preparing for special services, whether it's a traditional sunrise service or the big service at the Ford Center.

But where do our Easter traditions come from? The day is exciting for kids who search for hidden eggs and place them in seasonal baskets

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Why and When Did the Easter Bunny First Come Hopping to Easter?

Thinking about the upcoming Christian celebration of Easter with the resurrection of Jesus Christ, I began to ask myself the question, "What the heck does a rabbit have to do with Easter and why did someone think of associating the two?"  I've participated in this Easter Bunny and Easter egg thing for years and now have passed it on to my kids.  So, with the accessibility of the Internet, I decided to find out.  Here's what I found:

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YMCA Easter Egg Hunt This Saturday

The Easter egg hunt - such a simple activity that brings so much joy to the little ones. And after hours of work and preparation by the adults - the whole thing is over in about 30 seconds. Ha! Now you can add one more hunting expedition to your calendar, this Saturday with the YMCA.

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(Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
(Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
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What You May Not Have Known About Easter

Easter Sunday is coming and churches are preparing for special services, whether it's a traditional sunrise service or the big service at the Ford Center.

But where do our Easter traditions come from? The day is exciting for kids who search for hidden eggs and place them in seasonal baskets

Read More

Category: Easter, Newsletter
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Creative Ways to Decorate Your Easter Eggs [VIDEOS]

The Easter practice of egg decorating has meaning behind it: the egg itself represents rebirth, something early Pagans celebrated during the spring season, and was later adopted by Christians to represent the resurrection themes of the Easter holiday. Back in the olden days, colored eggs were decorated in springy hues and given away to lovers and friends sort of the same way we do with Valentines. The egg tradition has held over as the holiday evolved, with most people using store-bought dyeing packages to color their hard boileds.

This year, stray from the usual and create unique Easter egg decorations with the help of these video tutorials.

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Easy Easter Dessert Recipes [VIDEOS]

Though technically a religious holiday, Easter has become more synonymous with milk chocolate candies in the shapes of eggs and bunnies, fruity snacks in springy hues and all sorts of decadent desserts. Stock up on the goods in stores, but also think about making a few of your own delectable treats this year.

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Easter

We imagine that at this point in the spring season, you've stocked up on loads of chocolate (or are anticipating a victorious post-Easter candy sale), faux grass and enough hardboiled eggs to live off of for the next six months. You've probably even posed with the Easter bunny, or at least passed one or two in the mall. But do you know why Easter is affiliated with such unique traditions?

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Cute Kids Getting Scared of the Easter Bunny
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Cute Kids Getting Scared of the Easter Bunny [VIDEOS]

While the Easter bunny is generally well-regarded for its fluffy belly, alert ears and too-cute buck teeth, some humans just aren't so fond of the creature. We're talking about young kiddos who -- when faced with the giant creature every Easter holiday -- erupt into a fountain of tears, traumatic screams and eyes bulging out of their sockets.

It's almost as if adults just want a little entertainment for the day. So, come Easter, they encourage a little PTSD by way of bunny rabbit.

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Fun Facts About Easter Candy
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Fun Facts About Easter Candy

Easter Candy: You Love it. We love it. Your hyperactive children love it. There's nothing like stuffing your mug with a few Cadbury Cream Eggs before breakfast.

But did you know...?

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Unfortunate Cats and Dogs Forced to Dress Up for Easter
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Unfortunate Cats and Dogs Forced to Dress Up for Easter [VIDEOS]

Pets are at their most adorable when wearing bunny ears, decked out in pastels or otherwise Easter-fied.

Enjoy these videos of dogs and cats all Easter'd up.

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