What do Easter bunnies and Easter baskets have to do with Jesus' resurrection? It's a question I felt compelled to research after reading numerous comments on the topic on various news media's Facebook pages.

So what do Easter bunnies and Easter baskets have to do with Jesus' resurrection? The short answer is nothing, really. In fact, the Easter we now know originated in the pagan world and was incorporated into the celebration of the Christian tradition of honoring the day Jesus Christ rose from the dead. The History channel video above explains the celebration of Easter and the whole eggs/rabbit thing more fully.

So while, yes, one shouldn't neglect the real reason for the season, I see no harm in participating in the whole Easter bunny aspects of the holiday as well.