The Easter Bunny, at least as we know it today, first appeared in 16th century writings in Germany. In the 1700s, Pennsylvania Dutch settlers brought the tradition of the Easter Bunny with them to the US. Their children believed that if they were good, the Easter Bunny would come and lay eggs and treats into nests the children made out of upturned hats and bonnets.
It is believed that the tradition of hiding Easter eggs was first
started in Southern Germany. While the legend of the Easter Bunny
laying eggs in the grass had been around for sometime, the Germans
decided to have children hunt for the eggs in hard to see places. Happy