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Easter Egg Hunts & Events In Your NH Town, Plus: How To Eat A Chocolate Bunny
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The clever Easter Bunny will be hopping into NH soon. Get ready for chocolates, jellybeans, and of course, egg hunts! Easter egg hunts are all ready scheduled across the Granite State, some this weekend, and many next weekend on Saturday and Sunday, April 12th and 13th! To find these and other Easter events in your area, visit our NH Easter Egg Hunt Events page, sponsored by The Butterfly Place!
Easter Bunny History
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!
How To Eat A Chocolate Bunny
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? We polled our Facebook fans last year, and the majority agreed with this consensus. Polled responses included 80% in favor of ears-first, and less than 1% for each: tail, feet, and nose first! What is your chocolate eating preference? Leave a comment in the space below, or on our Facebook page!
NH Easter Egg Hunt Events
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!"
Upcoming Easter Bunny Events
Egg-Citing Egg Hunt
Sat-Sun Through April 19
Come to Charmingfare Farm for the annual Egg-Citing Egg Hunt!!! This year we are giving away over 75,000 dollars' worth of prizes in our golden egg gift bags. Your children will be able to enjoy a horse drawn ride to the new egg hunt location; they can snack on chocolate eggs provided by LIndt, take a tractor train ride, get a Easter basket family photo, and then visit the farm animals all in one Egg-Citing day!
Easter Eggstravaganza at the Mall at Fox Run!
Saturday, April 5
Spend some quality time with the Easter Bunny, followed by an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt!
Kidgits Bunny Hop at Pheasant Lane Mall!
Saturday, April 5
The bunny himself will stop by to say hello and there will be crafts, events & lots of fun!