Ever wondered how eggs, chicks, and bunnies have come to symbolize Easter?
In the 13th century, ancient people believed that eggs symbolized the rock tomb of Christ, while the chick hatching out of the egg symbolized his resurrection. Eggs were also forbidden food during Lenten season thus people started painting and consumed them on Easter day to celebrate Christ coming back to life.
Easter bunnies are also associated with new life and the start of springtime. They say the Easter bunny first arrived in America in the 1700s when German immigrants brought “Osterhase,” an egg laying tradition. Since then, the tradition spread across the United States and eventually included baskets with colorful eggs, chocolates, and candies.
These Easter traditions continue to prosper and be cherished around the world. Easter Sunday is often celebrated with fun and exciting egg hunting activities as well as chocolate and candy treats for kids.
Toy Kingdom and Snack Exchange join those celebrating Easter with egg, chick, and bunny-themed treats and surprises.
An amazing Easter hunt awaits kids at Toy Kingdom, where they will be treated to bunny, chick, and flower-inspired pails filled with pastel colored eggs in different sizes. Children will also have a new friend with the fluffy and huggable bunny plush toys that they can hug all day.
Meanwhile, Snack Exchange offers Kinder Joy and Zaini milk chocolate eggs that come with cute toys inside, Dutche chocolates, and egg shaped lollipops in sweet colors, among many others.
These amazing treats are available at Snack Exchange and Toy Kingdom outlets in most SM Supermalls. Go to www.thesmstore.com for more details.