The headline proclaimed “Easter Bunny, events renamed ‘spring’ to avoid offending anyone”. Now I’m as much a pagan as anyone but I don’t remember ever being “offended” by Easter celebrations. So I wonder who is offended? It certainly isn’t Christians. The holiday is pagan in origin, so why should we be offended? Maybe it’s the eternally outraged Muslims?
Changes in customs don’t give me much grief, but contorting the language certainly does. The Easter Bunny is The EASTER BUNNY, not the Spring Bunny. If you want to invent a new holiday tradition, do it with your own damn animal. Call it the SPRING WOLF or something. (After investigating I discovered that this isn’t an original idea!)