Twinkle, Twinkle Little Xmas Lights

Many of our holiday traditions come from some bizarre, seemingly unrelated, origins. For example, what does a bunny rabbit have to do with the celebration of Easter? There are several stories, relating to ancient cultures believing that the rabbit was a symbol of death and resurrection. In Germany, there was a fertility goddess named Eostera and some believe her name is the origin of the word Easter. Others suppose that the rapidity with which rabbits reproduce is another association with rebirth and a celebration of life. Still, there is another camp who believes the holiday is based on the Norse word, Ostern, which translates to spring. All of these concepts loosely tie together to form ou

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The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated - Mahatma Ghandi

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