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 the day.
But if you're looking for yet another way to make Easter 2021 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 have a tracker, too.
Although many understand the religious connotations behind Easter, there is much mystery behind the Easter Bunny himself. According to Country Living, one theory is that the tradition of Easter Bunny originates from early pagan celebrations. Pagans celebrated Spring, the renewal of life, and at the same time honored Eostre, the goddess of dawn and fertility. Eostre was often represented by a hare or an egg. As pagan traditions were blended with what has become Christian holidays, it’s possible that the result was the Easter Bunny.
Others believe that the Easter Bunny arrived in America in the 1700s, according to History.com. 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.
How to track the Easter Bunny
According to the Easter Bunny Tracker website, the bunny is scheduled to make his appearance in your hometown between 9 p.m. and midnight the night before Easter. You and the kids can start tracking him as soon as 5 a.m. on April 3, 2021.
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 via the Easter Bunny Tracker website, 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, last stop he visited, and his speed.
Is the Easter Bunny coming this year?
Although the vaccine rollout is still unfolding in the US, the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing and social distancing guidelines are likely to remain, for the majority of the country, on Easter Sunday. But fear not: the Easter Bunny is cleared for travel!
Last spring, a memo from the desk of the Easter Bunny himself explained that the Easter Bunny cannot transfer the virus, and that the World Health Organization (WHO) had given him permission to go ahead with Easter drop-offs as normal. New Zealand’s Prime Minister also noted that the Easter Bunny is an essential worker, meaning he can go about his business as usual and make deliveries. That’s likely to be the same this year.
Additionally, the Easter Bunny himself might be vaccinated by April. After all, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that he personally vaccinated Santa Claus so that he could visit children this past Christmas. There’s a pretty good chance he’ll be able to vaccinate the Easter Bunny too.
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