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Just how did the bunny rabbit become the secular symbol of Easter?

Published 04/23/2011, San Jose Mercury News

Once again, just as it happens each Easter, here comes Peter Cottontail. But even as the animated flick “Hop” jumps up the box-office rankings and tykes all over the nation get ready to scramble for the beloved annual tradition of the Easter egg hunt, we take a moment to ask: What exactly does the Easter Bunny have to do with the resurrection of Christ?

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