Easter Bunny versus les Cloches…

I’m allergic to chocolate but that’s not the reason why the Easter Bunny will not be bringing me any chocolate on Sunday. The Easter Bunny won’t be bringing me any chocolate because les cloches will!!  Now I know most of you grew up with the Easter Bunny, so you’re probably thinking that bells bringing candy doesn’t make any sense. But really, neither do rabbits! Easter is more than an excuse to drink mimosas and eat tasty gigot d’agneau, it’s a religious holiday so it makes (some) sense that its symbols would be religious. Like Church Bells.

According to French tradition, all the church bells are silent from Good Friday until Easter Morning. They’re silent because they’re actually on holiday, well, pilgrimage really, in Italy. The Friday before Easter, they fly off to Rome to see the Pope and they come back bearing gifts of chocolate eggs which magically drop from the sky into the backyards of little French children. Makes perfect sense to me 😉

Joyeuses Pâques! Happy Easter everyone! I hope either the Easter Bunny or the Church Bells bring you lots of sweet goodies!

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