Sunday, April 24, 2011

Joyeuses Pâques

A Happy Easter to all our readers!

In the U.S.A., we know that it is the rabbit of Easter who brings of the chocolate:

How does the Easter Bunny make his way into your home? According to one source on Google:

The Easter Bunny apprenticed with a locksmith many centuries ago, learning how to pick locks using his teeth.

In other countries, burglarizing bunnies feature less prominently. For instance, in Sweden, Easter eggs are brought, somewhat improbably, by a transvestite rooster:

In Australia, where wild rabbits are considered a major threat to indigenous wildlife, chocolate is brought by the Easter bilby:

Here in Paris, where all of the church bells in the city flew to Rome to visit the Pope on the evening of Holy Thursday, they all flew back this morning, bearing of the chocolate. Assorted chocolate figurines have been raining down on the city all morning. It's quite dangerous out there on the streets, as the bells, lacking eyes, are somewhat haphazard in their aim:

But we did manage to come away with some goodies to nosh on here in Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth:

A joyous and safe holiday, wherever you may be!


  1. AHA c'était à Rome qu'étaient les mystérieuses cloches... !

  2. Oh, how sweet! I love the pictures of you and Brad and of course the Australian Easter Bilby!