Skip to comments.County Renames Easter Bunny as ‘Spring Bunny’ in Parks’ Egg Hunt Promotion
Posted on 04/11/2014 7:10:47 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
San Diego County parks have set four Easter egg hunts, but are keeping the affairs secular by renaming the featured hopper the Spring Bunny.
Events over the next two weeks will feature different activities at each location. Some feature face painting and others pancake breakfasts.
Eggs hunts are set at four county parks. Image courtesy of County News CenterBut the constants at all of them will be a chance to meet the Spring Bunny and lots of eggs thousands of them! says the county, whose news release doesnt use the word Easter.
Last years release also avoided any religious references.
Spring has sprung and all our parks are bursting with color, says County Parks Director Brian Albright. Dont miss out on this opportunity for a fun family outing.
A county spokeswoman said Spring Bunny is not a new term locally.
Why Spring Bunny?
Sign of the times, said Michael Workman, county communications director. Its the prudent course of action. Our goal has always been to include all in the communities we serve.
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Wait till you see their “4th of July Hare” .
Funny they didn’t want to name the bunny after a pagan holiday...
It’s not like he was the “Resurrection Day Bunny”.
Just keep saying Easter bunnby, no matter what the low IQ gubmit dorks say.
If they object, give them the standard salute given by real people to the Obamadork...that’s the one-finger salute.
It’s far past time to shove this up their smelly Obamaholes.
Yup, that’s the Easter bunnby....to shove up......their....
That’s what I say. Screw ‘em.
So the county employees should have to work on Good Friday instead of taking that day off.
Typical lefty rollover response. The 'times' exist because weasels in government have acquiesced to liberal nonsense and/or actively encourage it.
And here's a tip: whenever some government pencil-pusher uses the word 'communities,' simply substitute 'communes.' It's more concise and far more accurate.
I’ll be convinced when I see how they handle Ramadan....Autumn Diet Month?
Of course not...we’ll get an official proclamation.
Don’t forget to buy your Eid and Kwanzaa stamps at the Post Office!
Easter bunnies don’t really have anything to do with Easter, so maybe this is a good thing. It’s almost the opposite of controversies in which a Christmas event is renamed a “Winter Holiday.” In the latter case, a religious holiday is being transformed into a secular holiday, whereas in this case they are disassociating a secular add-on from a religious celebration that it has nothing to do with in the first place.
It’s NEVER a good thing to placate Muslims.
I have no problem with this. It is not a Christian symbol. It has nothing to do with Easter.
I agree that Easter is a religous celebration - for some. Christians, Druids, Pagans and more. But just as Christmas also has strong secular traditions, so does Easter.
Leave the Easter Bunny alone.
“We will include everyone”. Except Christians, who are named that because of Christ, who lived, died, and rose again to defeat sin and death. Those people, who celebrate Easter as the ultimate redemption reminder, we will offend those people .
It is not a Christian symbol. It has nothing to do with Easter.
So? No one has ever said that Easter belongs exclusively to the Christians.
Leave the Easter Bunny alone.
And how many Muslims will be "included" in this oh-so inclusive, prudent farce?
Just stop going to these secular things. Have your own Easter celebration at home.
What a maroon!
Anyone calling it the “Spring Bunny” should be tarred, feathered and run out of town.
It’s the “EASTER BUNNY”. End of discussion.
You’re correct. Easter isn’t a Christian holiday. Christians celebrate the resurrection of Christ on that day. Others celebrate spring with fertility rites.
I remember when the renamed Christmas on the Prado, and replaced it with the name December Nights.
The official explanation was that they wanted to reflect the diversity of San Diego, and that activities took place all over Balboa Park, not just on the Prado area.
Anyone believe that explanation?
I have a stupid question: Why is it okay to delete the name of Christmas or Easter from seasonal festivals, in the name of diversity, but you have Gay Pride Parades, which are called Gay Pride Parades?
In order to truly celebrate diversity, shouldn’t the Gay Pride Parade be called something else? After all, most people are not gay, just as some people are not Christian, and/or just don’t celebrate Christian holidays. So, if we apply the same reasoning to Gay Pride parades, we would have to change the name of the Gay Pride parade to something else.
I don’t recall which year, but one year Michelle Obama’s “Easter Egg Hunt” at the White Hut was on the Monday AFTER Easter. April Fool’s Day no less.
The theme of the April 21 Easter Egg Roll on the White House Lawn is “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape.” In support of the First Lady’s Let’s move initiative to help kids grown up healthy and have the opportunity to reach their full potential, the event will feature sports, storytelling, egg- rolling and cooking stations.
SPECIAL OFFER: This years special edition Bo and Sunny themed egg is included when you buy a commemorative set! The special edition egg is only available with the set!
They include the stamped signatures of the President and First Lady. You don’t have to attend the egg roll to get a commemorative Easter Egg. Order yours today.
Is he wearing a cross on his head?
April 21st is AFTER Easter again. Obamafail
Must have a golf round that day. Or a fundraiser.
And you are correct too.
Just as I have no conflict with celebrating the birth of Christ on December 25 AND enjoying the secular traditions of shopping and Santa Claus; I have no problems with the Easter Bunny on one hand and the resurrection of our Lord on the other.
Yes, I don’t have a problem with this, Easter bunny, or Spring bunny, both aren’t Christian.
That’s an alternative spelling for the non Spanish speakers :)
secular humanism is the state run religion in this country and we have to expect them to have their holy days...
secular humanism does tend to ignore holy days and feasts detailed in Leviticus 23, though.
Easter came about all because of Jesus himself, so the rest who want to tag along can at least give credit where it’s due.
Better yet, people can repent and turn to Jesus and pray for the country to turn around, it’s the best option.
I wouldn’t know, I’m Christian, not catholic.
I do know that Jesus died on the cross and rose again 3 days later.
I’m no fan of Caliph Baraq, but the WH Easter Egg Roll has been held on the Monday AFTER Easter since 1878
“Easter” is named after an Anglo-Saxon goddess, so they can call it a spring bunny for all I care.
I celebrate the Lord’s Day until He comes, and that is each and every Sunday, which is the first day of the week.
Agree and thanks for the correction, “December Nights” as opposed to “Winter Nights.” Silly either way, and caused me to never want to patronize Balboa Park.
I like the idea of replacing “Gay Pride Parade” with the “Dead at the Median Age of 47 Because You Engage in Anal Sodomy Parade”
One of the suburbs in the Salt Lake Valley puts up signs every Easter advertizing a “flashlight hunt for teenagers.” I know what they mean, but I find the phrasing hilarious. It makes me think of spot-lighting deer.
Amen my Sister. I’m with you all the way with that one.
Should call him the Fertility Ritual Bunny since he’s actually much more closely tied to those than anything Christian.
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