Lately I've read some things questioning what rabbits and eggs have to do with the Christian celebration of Easter.
Since rabbits didn't live in the part of the world where the resurrection took place that's a good question. The closest kind of rodents from that area are creatures called conies.
But that's irrelevant.
Because rabbits tend to have large litters of babies and reproduce more often than many kinds of animals, they became a symbol of new life.
And birds hatching from within the hard shells of eggs have the same symbolism.
And that's what Easter is about.