Throughout history, people have celebrated Spring as a time of renewal and rebirth. For example, Christians observe Easter to celebrate the death and rebirth of Christ. However, they also follow some of the old customs of pagan (pre-Christian) Europe.
In ancient Europe, eggs symbolized new life and rabbits fertility (reproduction). Eggs and bunnies (baby rabbits)continue to play an important role in Western non-religious Easter celebrations. American children often color hard-boiled eggs for Easter, a custom that probably arrived with German and Dutch immigrants.