Events Life of the Easter Bunny

Published on April 13th, 2017 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw

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The Life of the Easter Bunny

This Easter weekend, many parents and children will enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt with treats to find left by the Easter Bunny.

In the UK, we will spend around £75 on Easter goodies with every child receiving on the average 8.8 Easter eggs. This is the equivalent of double their weekly recommended calorie intake.

It will probably come as no surprise that it doesn’t take long for our little ones to crack open the chocolate. 43% of children admit that they have already eaten their first Easter egg before Easter Sunday. However, the average time for children to finish off their first Easter egg is 11am on Easter Sunday morning.

Yet, we can all have too much of a good thing. One in five children make themselves ill by overindulging on chocolate and sweets over the Easter weekend.

Fun Easter Bunny Facts

Rabbits and springtime have gone hand in hand since Anglo-Saxon times. However, the origins of the Easter Bunny go back to the Pagan goddess, Eostre who turned her pet bird into a hare. This is why the Easter Bunny is still seen today with a straw nest, or basket laden with eggs.

Here are some more fun Easter Bunny facts that you may not know:

Easter Bunny facts

Fill Your Easter Basket

On an Easter Egg Hunt

Are you looking for some goodies to put in your Easter Basket?

Here at the Post Office Shop we have a range of Snacks and Sweets to please any Easter Bunny. If you want a change from chocolate, why not take a look at our mouth-watering Haribo sweets selection.

Happy Easter everyone.

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