Easter is a weird holiday. Ostensibly, it is an old pagan fertility ritual that celebrates the resurrection of the lord and savior of a plurality of the word’s population. Does that seem too complicated to explain to kids? Just tell them that they’ll get candy (mostly egg-shaped candy) delivered by a giant, egg-laying mammal. A platypus? No, that’s a mammal that actually does lay eggs. Tell them it’s a bunny. The Easter Bunny. Kids will believe anything.
But eventually, they wise up. They ask questions about our non-federal holiday – one that makes a lot less sense than a “birthday” celebration replacing a good old-fashioned orgy – and that’s when you have to tell them the even harsher truth: rabbits are jerks. More