When the first German immigrants settled in Pennsylvania in the late 17th century, they brought with them all types of traditions, including the Easter Bunny (which they called the Easter Hare) and along with that, a holiday ritual of building birds' nests of grass. The Easter Hare would surreptitiously drop eggs in the nests for children.
Over the centuries, the custom has evolved to the point where now many Americans typically lay a bed of grass inside of a basket, where the "Easter Bunny" leaves eggs, candy and other treats. And while some companies are selling organic hay and kits to grow your own grass as eco-friendly options, most use bundles of plastic grass.
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Correction: The image gallery originally included a fun pair of bunny heels invented by Pamela Ohlsson Barras and sold by Streetzie's High Heel Bunny Slippers.The heels were not inspired by Easter and have seen commercial success. We are sorry for the error.
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