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Easter Egg Hunts & Events In Your NH Town, Plus: How To Eat A Chocolate Bunny
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The clever Easter Bunny will be hopping into NH early this year. Though more often in April, Easter Sunday falls on March 31st this year. Get ready for chocolates, jellybeans, and of course, egg hunts! Easter egg hunts are all ready scheduled across the Granite State! To find these and other Easter events in your area, visit NH.com/Easter-Egg!
Easter Bunny heritage trends back to the spring celebrations of yore. Rabbits are well-known for their abundant fertility, and as springtime thaws the earth, rabbits have become a living, hopping symbol for the soil's rebirth. Likewise, eggs-a more blatant fertility symbol-have been painted by many cultures and faiths for thousands of years. At spring, in Iran, mothers eat one colored egg for each child she has.
The "Easter Bunny" character was born in 16th Century German folklore as an early-year method to persuade children to behave for treat-rewards. Today's children have even more incentive to mind their manners; Easter candy is a $1+ billion industry!
According to the National Confectioners Association, The number one "must have" Easter treat is the chocolate bunny. Additionally, in a survey of 1,000 adults, it seems proper bunny-eating-etiquette teaches "ears first!" A whopping 76% of adults say they will start with the chocolate ears, compared to 5% eating feet first, and 4% eating tail first. Do you have a first-bunny-bite preference? Weigh in on our Facebook survey!
Here is a small peek at upcoming NH Easter activities. For more information visit NH.com/Easter-Egg or search our calendar at NHEvents.com and enter subject "Easter!"
Easter Egg Hunt-Charmingfare Farm
Sat-Sun Through March 30
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Each child should bring one egg carton to fill with 12 eggs. Kids can have fun decorating their carton at home. A special egg hunt area will be set-up at the farm to allow children (ages 2 to 12 only) to search for the colorful eggs. Each egg contains candy or a small gift. Each child will have time to hunt and fill their carton. Children can take home the eggs they have found. The Tractor Train Ride will travel to the "Secret Egg-Stra Egg" giveaway location. Each child will receive one special prize egg.
Easter Egg Dig-Hampton Beach
Saturday, March 23
Stop by the Easter Bunny Breakfast at the Village Preschool from 8-10:30am. Then, head down to the beach for our Easter Egg Dig across from Playland.
Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt White Park-Concord
Friday, March 29
Don't forget to bring your flashlight and something to collect your eggs in.
24th Annual Easter "Egg"stravaganza
Saturday, March 30
Egg Hunt and Children's Activities
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