The tradition of the so-called the bunny became popular in the 17th century in Germany. The custom was that the children received small gifts (usually Easter eggs), which were to be delivered by a nice creature. The tradition came to Poland at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Since then, the bunny appears every Easter to give children sweets and small gifts. Why does the hare bring Christmas presents? There are many theories. In some beliefs, the hare was considered a symbol of prosperity and fertility, and was associated with the spring, which is the celebration of Easter. In addition, in early Christian times, hares were a symbol of people converted to the Christian faith.