You Can Follow the Easter Bunny This Year Using the Official Easter Bunny Tracker

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When it comes to Easter, there’s certainly no shortage of fun ways you can celebrate with the family. Of course, there are the classic Easter egg hunts, but there are also a slew of fun Easter games, kid-friendly Easter crafts, family-friendly Easter movies, and delicious Easter desserts to cap off the celebratory day.

But if you're looking for yet another way to make Easter 2022 just a touch more memorable, bring some high-tech magic to the holiday by learning how to track the Easter Bunny in the days leading up to Easter. After all, Santa Trackers have long been a favorite leading up to Christmas morning. So of course, it makes sense that the Easter Bunny would also have a tracker so kids can keep tabs on when the Easter Bunny will come in 2022.

Although modern technology has allowed us to track the Easter Bunny, there is much mystery behind the Easter Bunny's backstory. Before Christianity became an established religion, there was a pagan holiday celebrated around the vernal equinox, when Easter is also celebrated. The festival honored the fertility goddess Eastre or Eostre, whose symbols were the hare and egg. It is believed that Christian missionaries aligned these traditions with that of Easter to convert Anglo-Saxons to Christianity.

Others believe that the Easter Bunny arrived in America in the 1700s. German immigrants settled in Pennsylvania, bringing with them the tradition of an egg-laying rabbit called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.” Children made nests for the rabbit to lay his colored eggs, and eventually the tradition became more widespread in other parts of the country.

Regardless of how he got here in the first place, tracking the Easter Bunny as he makes his deliveries can become a fun new tradition for your family. Read on to learn how to track the Easter Bunny's movements to find out when he will visit your home this year.

How to track the Easter Bunny

There is an official website for following the Easter Bunny's journey: Track Easter Bunny. In the event of high traffic, however, there's also a backup Easter Bunny Tracker site. Social media-savvy kids can check up on the bunny on Twitter and Facebook as well.

Photo credit: GMVozd - Getty Images
Photo credit: GMVozd - Getty Images

When does the Easter Bunny come in 2022?

According to the Easter Bunny Tracker website, the bunny will take off at 5 a.m. EDT on April 16, 2022. While he’s on the move during Easter, you and the kids can follow his location as it updates in real time. You’ll be able to track him online, or using the app, which is available for download on Google Play or the Apple App Store. The tracker also shows how many deliveries the bunny makes, how many carrots he has eaten, the last stop he visited, and his speed.

If your kids just can't wait for Easter Sunday, they can open the Easter Bunny Tracker countdown, play any of the games offered on the website, such as Easter Egg Hunt and Find the Butterflies, or look through these entertaining FAQs to pass the time. For example, did you know that the Bunny's first stop after leaving his home on Easter Island is Christmas Island, or Kiritimati?

Is the Easter Bunny coming this year?

Although the pandemic is ongoing, the Easter Bunny has been cleared for travel. In December 2020, one of the world's leading infectious disease experts visited Easter Island to vaccinate the Easter Bunny so he would be able to enter families' homes during the pandemic. So, put out some carrots for the Easter Bunny on Easter Eve as he will return in 2022 to deliver your favorite Easter candy.

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