Easter's History Around the World

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Whether it's the Easter bunny or the Playboy bunny, the icons are linked in their meanings, according to folklore experts. And in Sweden, girls dress up as witches during Holy Week. NPR's Debbie Elliott gets the history behind Easter traditions around the world from Moira Smith, a folklore librarian at Indiana University.



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