The Easter Bunny is busy right now, hopping from garden to garden, placing eggs for children to discover at Easter egg hunts throughout Philadelphia.
Easter is just around the corner, which means thoughts turn to spring—and eggs.
Along with the bunny and the finery, the Easter egg hunt is a tradition of the season of renewal. The Easter egg hunt itself is a simple affair: The Easter Bunny deposits eggs in secret locations, and children go looking for them in their hiding places. This business keeps the bunny hopping, though, because there are so many Easter egg hunts in Philadelphia and the surrounding region.
But why eggs on Easter?
The egg as a symbol of rebirth and renewal predates Easter; in pre-Christian times, the egg symbolized the…