The most well-known symbol associated with Easter, dating to the 17th century, is the Easter Bunny. Learn more about the Easter Bunny and other symbols and traditions of the holiday.
Today about 87 of American parents say Easter baskets are a household tradition. Eighty percent of the total U.S. population shares Easter candy with friends, family or colleagues some or most years.
Since there are so many goodies being handed out on Easter Sunday, it’s a good time to keep balance in mind.
- Candy Makers Providing Americans with More Information, Options and Support this Easter (2018 Press Release)
- Sweet Easter Insights – fun facts about candy, consumers and the celebration of Easter
- Easter: An Egg-ceptionally Sweet History – an historic look at the Easter Bunny, and the connection between Easter and candy
- Candy Storage Tips
- All About Jelly Beans
An Egg-ceptionally Sweet History
The most well-known symbol associated with Easter is the Easter Bunny. The seasonal hare was introduced to America in the 18th century by German immigrants, though the existence of the “Osterhase” dates back to the 17th century. We can also thank the Germans for the edible Easter egg which was first made of sugar and pastry in the 19th century.