Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Easter Bunny.
Easter Calendar FAQs (4)
Easter 2020 is on Sunday, April 12, 2020.
Easter 2021 is on Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Easter 2022 is on Sunday, April 17, 2022.
Easter 2023 is on Sunday, April 9, 2023.
Easter Bunny Tracker FAQs (14)
When the Easter Bunny Tracker is running, the system will transition through different operational states. The states that end in the letters ing (such as Initializing) are typically transitional states do not last very long. The other states (such as Online) are longer in duration.
Easter Bunny Tracker Operational States
|Being upgraded||The Easter Bunny Tracker is being replaced with a newer version including a smartphone app.|
|Initializing||The Easter Bunny Tracker is preparing to start up.|
|Initialized||The Easter Bunny Tracker is in its initial startup sequence.|
|Maintenance||The Easter Bunny Tracker is undergoing maintenance.|
|Initial System Checks||The Easter Bunny Tracker is undergoing initial system checks.|
|Final System Checks||The Easter Bunny Tracker is undergoing final system checks.|
|Going Online||The Easter Bunny Tracker is preparing to go online.|
|Online||The Easter Bunny Tracker is running normally. The Easter Bunny is being tracked.|
The Easter Bunny Tracker will begin tracking the Easter Bunny as early as 5 AM Eastern Time (2 AM Pacific Time) on Easter Eve morning, Saturday, April 11th, 2020. It changes every year.
Our Easter Bunny Tracker provides real time interactive updates as soon as the Easter Bunny begins delivering eggs and candy across the globe. Normally, the Easter Bunny starts in the South Pacific and travels across the entire world all the way to the United States.
The Easter Bunny Tracker will begin tracking the Easter Bunny as early as 5 AM Eastern Time (2 AM Pacific Time) on Easter Eve morning, Saturday, April 11th, 2020.
When the Easter Bunny Tracker is online, tracking the movements of the Easter Bunny, we make every effort to post status updates to our Facebook page, but we don’t necessarily post everything because we are busy monitoring the Easter Bunny. All updates, however, are posted on the Track Easter Bunny website.
When the Easter Bunny Tracker is online and the Easter Bunny is hopping around the globe, we make every effort to tweet status updates to our Twitter page, but we don’t necessarily tweet everything because we are busy monitoring the Easter Bunny. All updates, however, are posted on the Track Easter Bunny website.
Track Easter Bunny can always use the help of bunny trackers in the field, so we can plot more movements of the Easter Bunny as the Easter Bunny travels across the globe.
We are trying to develop a program so you can become a bunny tracker, but do not have anything just yet.
Unfortunately, we’re not able to show all the Easter Bunny’s movements on the Easter Bunny Tracker. We just don’t have the same staff or resources as NORAD or Google. While we have plenty of observers in the field (including people, cameras, motion detectors and other sophisticated equipment) we aren’t able to report when the Easter Bunny has been spotted in every town.
But rest assured, while you may not see the Easter Bunny in your town on the map, the Easter Bunny will be paying you a visit. Make sure to zoom in and out on the map to see if the Easter Bunny is nearby.
An Easter Bunny icon means the Easter Bunny was recently spotted in that map area. It is a confirmed sighting by one of our official observers in the field.
An Easter Egg icon means the Easter Bunny has already visited that map area and was spotted.
Click on any of the Easter Bunny icons to learn more about the sighting such as the location and the Easter Bunny’s speed.
Like NORAD, Google does have a Santa Tracker that follows Santa Claus on Google Maps. However, Google does not track the Easter Bunny’s progress.
If you’d like to know where the Easter Bunny is right now, Track Easter Bunny keeps tabs.
The Easter Bunny usually delivers gifts late on the Saturday night before Easter Sunday, known as Easter eve.
Easter Eve is the day immediately before Easter Sunday.
Easter Bunny FAQs (39)
Yes, the Easter Bunny is still delivering baskets and eggs (an essential service) during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak situation that is affecting communities across the globe. Fortunately, the coronavirus does not impact the Easter Bunny’s ability to deliver.
The Easter Bunny is protecting himself and helping to ensure he protects others by doing the following:
- Washing his hands regularly with soap and water.
- Covering his nose and mouth when he coughs or sneezes.
- Avoiding close contact with people who are not feeling well.
Kids around the world are counting on the Easter Bunny to deliver goodies and he won’t let you down.
The Easter Bunny fills baskets with candy, toys, and gifts. But there’s no telling what you’ll get. Easter always comes with excitement and surprise!
Did you know that the Easter Bunny has a mailing address? Each year, letters are sent to the Easter Bunny from children and families across the globe. The Easter Bunny supposedly lives on Easter Island and his mailing address is believed to be the following:
123 CARROT ROAD
EASTER ISLAND, 88888
Please Note: Currently, the Post Office processes letters mailed to Santa Claus, but it is unknown whether the Post Office processes letters mailed to the Easter Bunny or how many are processed each year. Letters to the Easter Bunny are processed just like all the other letters processed by the Post Office. Learn more about USPS Operation Santa.
Guess what though? You can definitely reach the Easter Bunny digitally. If you prefer to send an email message, you can also reach the Easter Bunny by email here.
Easter weekend is the busiest time of the year for the Easter Bunny, so the Easter Bunny doesn’t get too much sleep. However, it’s only once a year that the Easter Bunny doesn’t get too much sleep. The rest of the year the Easter Bunny gets plenty of rest. And during Easter, the Easter Bunny does occasionally take a quick nap in between stops to re-energize.
The Easter Bunny’s favorite food is carrots.
Carrots are a good source of nutrition and the Easter Bunny loves fresh carrots from the garden.
Many kids worry that the Easter Bunny won’t pay them a visit if they are traveling at Easter.
Well, the good news is, there’s no need to be concerned.
Where the Easter Bunny delivers your gift, depends on a number of things, but the Easter Bunny always tries to do what’s best for the kids.
The Easter Bunny would never expect you to leave a treat, but if you do, carrots are always a good choice if you have them available. The Easter Bunny also loves drinking water. However, if you don’t leave anything, that’s OK. The Easter Bunny understands because the Easter Bunny has prepared for Easter weekend all year long and has to move quickly.
Egg-xercise and Hare-robics. The Easter Bunny also maintains a balanced diet and eats lots of carrots.
The Easter Bunny is believed to live on Easter Island, a remote island located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. The name “Easter Island” was given by Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen, who encountered the island on Easter Sunday April 5, 1722.
While the Easter Bunny’s exact home on the island is unknown, the Easter Bunny begins delivering eggs and candy from the South Pacific and travels west all the way to the United States, visiting other countries along the way.
The Easter Bunny is a hare, not a rabbit. Although rabbits and hares are a lot alike, there are several differences.For example, hares (like the one pictured) are generally larger and faster than rabbits and have have longer ears and larger feet than rabbits.
Hares also live above ground.
Hares under a year old are called “leverets”.
The Easter Bunny’s true name remains a secret.
The Easter Bunny comes when you least expect it. It could be any time of day or night on Easter weekend.
Many report that the Easter Bunny delivers baskets late on the night of Easter eve, when most kids are fast asleep.
While it is believed that Santa carries a list of both naughty and nice children, the Easter Bunny does not have a similar list. However, the Easter Bunny does know which kids have been naughty, so it’s important you be nice to make sure you get an Easter basket with eggs and candy.
You have to believe in the Easter Bunny in order for the Easter Bunny to visit your home.
Scientists put the age of the Easter Bunny between 400 and 500 years old. So that means the Easter Bunny was born sometime between 1515 and 1615. Stories about the Easter Bunny began taking shape in the late 1600s.
A question on the mind of many children is how the Easter Bunny travels around the world.
Like Santa’s remarkable sleigh, some things just can’t be explained by science.
Despite extensive studies and research, researchers have not been able to pin down how the Easter Bunny travels around the world in 24 hours.
What is known is that the Easter Bunny is a hare and not a rabbit.
Hares are generally faster and larger than rabbits and have very long and strong hind legs. The physical characteristics give the Easter Bunny an advantage and allow the Easter Bunny to hop fast and far.
Yes, there is an Easter Bunny.
While Santa Claus has Christmas elves that acts as his helpers in the North Pole, it’s believed the Easter Bunny decorates eggs and fills candy without any help.
While a lot is not known about the Easter Bunny, the Easter Bunny is believed to be a boy.
The Easter Bunny’s telephone number is not published.
In addition to delivering Easter eggs and candy to the homes of children, it’s also been found that the Easter Bunny will sometimes (not always) bring a range of gifts including toys.
How does the Easter Bunny get into your house? That’s a question on the mind of many kids.The Easter Bunny has a magic key to get into your house.
The Easter Bunny is known by many names around the world.
Peter Cottontail, Peter Rabbit, Chief Easter Bunny, are all names for the big fluffy hare.
The Easter Bunny has never been caught. Despite the best efforts of scientists and other researchers over the years, the Easter Bunny remains elusive.
And why would you try to catch the Easter Bunny?The Easter Bunny has deliveries to make all over the world to kids of all ages.
Scientists believe the Easter Bunny was born in the year 1682, but the month and day are unclear.
The Track Easter Bunny Team has observers in the field each Easter that claim to have seen the Easter Bunny.
The Easter Bunny looks like a large rabbit and walks upright.
The Easter Bunny is very fast and has strong hind legs to run and jump quickly over big distances. The Easter Bunny also has long ears.
To avoid detection, the Easter Bunny can blend into the environment by changing coat colors.
Here’s our artist’s rendition of the Easter Bunny that may help explain what the Easter Bunny looks like.
The Easter Bunny is not your average size hare.
While the average hare may be 1 foot to 3 feet tall and weigh anywhere between 3 and 12 lbs, the Easter Bunny is thought to be much larger.
The Easter Bunny hides eggs to help children have fun during Easter. It’s a lot of fun for the Easter Bunny to hide the eggs, but even more fun for kids to try and find all the different colored eggs in their home or yard.
If you were the Easter Bunny, what would your name be?
Jumpy Dimples? Snuggly Tail?
Find your very own Easter Bunny Name in two short steps.
The Easter Bunny brings joy and smiles to kids of all ages.
The Easter Bunny is also known for bringing gifts which may include baskets of candy and eggs.
The Easter Bunny is said to be anywhere between 3 and 6 feet tall.
The Easter Bunny usually arrives the night of Easter eve, but has been known to come around midnight the morning of Easter Sunday.
The Easter Bunny does have an email address and only Track Easter Bunny has it. Keep in touch with the Easter Bunny here.
Depending on the time of year, the Easter Bunny’s fur can be a different color. The Easter Bunny is a hare and hares have the ability to change color.
For example, during the winter, the snowshoe hare’s fur is white, but during the summer it’s brown.
The Easter Bunny delivers well over 1 billion baskets each Easter to kids all over the world. In 2014, for example, it’s reported that the Easter Bunny delivered just shy of 2 billion baskets – approximately 1,985,333,201 baskets.
Easter FAQs (3)
Easter Sunday is the day Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Easter Egg hunt is a game in which decorated eggs are hidden for children to find.
The game may take place both indoors and outdoors.
Egg rolling is a game played with hard-boiled or decorated eggs at Easter.
The game is played in different countries throughout the world and dates back hundreds of years when Europeans rolled eggs down hillsides at Easter.
In the United States, the Easter Egg Roll is an annual event at the White House that is attended by thousands of people.
History of the White House Easter Egg Roll
The original site of the Easter Monday Egg Roll was the grounds of the United States Capitol. By the mid 1870s, the egg rolling activities on the West Terraces had gained notoriety as the children turned the Capitol grounds into their Easter Monday playground. The first egg rolls, largely family affairs, seem to have been held during the administration of President Andrew Johnson. Youngsters of the President’s family dyed eggs on Sunday for the Monday rolling, which the First Lady would watch from the South Portico. A family member has attested to hearing the stories of such activity from Andrew Johnson Patterson, the President’s grandson, who lived at the White House while his mother served as White House hostess on behalf of her invalid mother, First Lady Eliza Johnson. Although small groups of egg rollers were reported on the White House grounds under the presidency of General Ulysses S. Grant, the majority of egg rolling activity and all day picnics took place at the Capitol. The workers and tourists watched in fascination as the children rolled both their hard boiled eggs and themselves down the lush green hills.
The egg roll activity of 1876 took its toll on the grounds, a fact that did not go unnoticed by members of Congress. With an already inadequate budget to complete the landscaping and maintenance of the grounds, Congress passed a law forbidding the Capitol grounds to be used as a children’s playground. The law was to be enforced in 1877. But that Easter Monday rain poured down, canceling any outdoor activities sending the egg rollers indoors to play.
On Easter Saturday of 1878, a small announcement in the local press informed the egg rollers the new law would be enforced. President Rutherford B. Hayes, taking his daily walk, was approached by a number of young egg rollers who inquired about the possibilities of egg rolling on the South Lawn of the White House. Unfamiliar with the activity [his first Easter Monday as President had been rained out the proceeding year] President Hayes, upon his return to the White House, inquired amongst his staff who briefed the attentive Chief Executive. The smiling President issued an official order that should any children arrive to egg roll on Easter Monday, they were to be allowed to do so. That Monday, as children were being turned away from the Capitol grounds, word quickly spread to go to the White House!
Full history here
Rabbit FAQs (2)
If you are wondering where the Easter Bunny lives, the real question you should be asking is, “Where do hares live?” The Easter Bunny is a hare, not a rabbit. While bunnies live underground in burrows or warrens, hares live above ground.
The Easter Bunny has some competition when it comes to being the biggest bunny rabbit in the world. According to Guinness World Records, Ralph, a four-year-old Continental Giant rabbit from Sussex, England, is the world’s largest bunny rabbit.
Here’s a photo of the not so little guy (who is also referred to as the world’s heaviest rabbit).
Other Easter Figure FAQs (1)
The Easter Bilby lives in Australia and is a rabbit-like marsupial. Some say the Easter Bilby helps the Easter Bunny deliver candy while in Australia. While these unofficial reports cannot be confirmed, the Easter Bilby is worth mentioning because Bilbies (which are native to Australia) are an endangered species.
Santa FAQs (1)
NORAD FAQs (1)
NORAD does not have an Easter Bunny tracker like they do for Santa Claus.