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Tips on Filling Easter Baskets!

Tips on Filling Easter BasketsEaster is a festive holiday that celebrates the end of Lent and the beginning of Spring. It combines many traditions – carrying baskets of Easter food to church, in pagan tradition bringing baskets of seedlings to be blessed for fertility, and so forth. The best known custom of present day Easter celebrations are Easter baskets.

The Easter basket comes from these traditions but the Easter Bunny who brings it is a German invention. The Easter Hare, as he was known, filled bonnets or caps with gifts for good children. When this custom passed into other cultures, the religiously used baskets replaced bonnets and caps. Today, children good or bad receive gift baskets filled with candy, chocolate, and small toys.

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