Santa Claus has the North Pole, but where does the Easter Bunny live?
The Easter Bunny is a mythical creature that is only slightly below Santa Claus in the minds and hearts of children. Easter has a long and colorful history, from the pagan goddess Eostre to the resurrection of Jesus Christ to... a egg-laying rabbit? Despite all of the theories, traditions, and treats we know that Easter is a holiday that celebrates new life, rebirth, and springtime. But... where does the Easter Bunny live?
Easter Bunny Burrow Theories
One popular theory is that the Easter Bunny lives in Germany, due to a popular theory that the Easter tradition of an egg-laying rabbit originated in 1600s Germany. The Easter Bunny as we know him in American today, is thought to have been brought over with German immigrants. Therefore, it is possible that the original Easter Bunny lives in a burrow somewhere in the rolling hills of Germany where he creates all of his colorful eggs.
Another (slightly sillier) theory is that since Santa Claus occupies the coldest part of the globe and and travels above the ground, the Easter Bunny must occupy the hottest part of the globe and travel below. Therefore, the Easter Bunny maintains its headquarters deep underground near the Earth's core, and uses an elaborate network of bunny warrens to distribute Easter candy and Easter baskets to all the houses and lawns across the globe.
Our Best Guess? Easter Island
Our best guess for where the Easter Bunny lives is on the Polynesian Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean. Polynesian settlers arrived on the island as early as 300 AD and famously created 900 statues, called Moai, scattered across the remote island. The remote island was isolated from the outside world under it was discovered by Christian Dutch explorers discovered the island on Easter Sunday in 1772. They named it Paaseiland, or Easter Island.
Easter island is so remote and sparsely inhabited that it is a perfect spot for the Easter Bunny's burrow, especially in that he lives in the Rapa Nui National Park, which covers 40% of the island and contains grasslands and beaches with pastel pink sand. Finally, the Maoi are also available to act as Easter Bunny helpers, hidden in plain sight, and ready to help the Easter Bunny create chocolate eggs and fill brightly-colored Easter eggs with candy for Easter egg hunts for Easter mornings across the world.
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