Bunny Events - Google Calendar
  1. DEC 21 - Winter Solstice Celebration
  2. DEC 24 - Cozy Bunny Christmas Eve
  3. DEC 25 - A Very Fuzzy Christmas
  4. DEC 31 - Bunny Blue Moon Howling
  5. DEC 31 - Bunny New Year's Eve Party
Updates & New Member Welcomes

11/01 : Add your Full Moon howling vids to YouTube!

11/12 : Let's rub noses with new Fuzzy, SARAH!

11/22 : Everybunny welcome new Fuzzy, SFTZ!

11/25 : Everybunny welcome Fuzzy, AMELIA REX!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Bunny Holidays Primer

bunnytized bunny religion cosmic bunnyMany of these dates are transcribed from ancient wild Rabbit calendars into our modern system. Most were from the nothern hemisphere, so may not align well with seasonal changes for some. In addition to these, many Fuzzies (non-Rabbit followers of the Cosmic Bunny) participate in local holiday celebrations, such as Halloween, New Year, etc.

Full Moon Howlings - (Also see "AhOoOoO!" for much more history!) It is not well known, but common for Bunnies to gather in forests and "howl" during full moons. This is believed to stem from the Time of Many Wolves, when Bunnies collectively howled into hollow tree stumps in an effort to scare the wolves away. Nowadays they mostly do it for fun. Fuzzies too, because it's enjoyable to be outside at night, expressing Bunnyness. You can see something similar to Bunny Full Moon Howling acted out in the movie "Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit".

March 4th, Bunny Gnove Day - (or "Bunny Valentine's Day"), when we pay extra special attention to our loved ones with lots of petting, special dinners and flower nibbling. First known as "Humping Day" (guess why =;-). The word "gnove" is a Bunnyish way to say "love", such as in "Gni gnove you".

Spring Equinox (March 20-22) - Bunnies celebrate the coming of spring with flower festivals. An old custom is the Blossom Ritual, during which the most beautiful flower is saved (rather than being eaten) and placed in the center of the grassy warren area and kissed daily by all Bunnies when they wake up. Welsh Bunnies actual ate the most beautiful flower, a petal apiece (or half a petal in large warrens), to ensure fertility and beauty for the new season.

Easter (late March to April)
- On a magical day in early spring, it is said, the Cosmic Bunny first revealed Itself to the small colony of the first Bunnies on Earth. Some refer to it as "Bunny Revelation Day". It was celebrated as the high holiday, with rituals, flowers, feasts and good spirits. This was later adopted by the humans as a celebration of fertility, using symbols like the Rabbit, eggs and spring flowers. It was later taken by the Christians as a symbolic date for the conquering of death and promise of eternal life and forgiveness by Jesus (also a Master Bunny, and many Fuzzies celebrate Easter for this reason as well).

Summer Solstice (June 20-22) - In the British Isles it was "Commune with Fairies" night, during which pagan Bunnies stayed up all night, dancing and singing with the Fae. East Asian Bunnies decorated tiny flower lanterns that were set afloat at sunset as an offering to Hop-Chi, the Green Bunny Goddess of the Garden. Today it is mostly celebrated by enjoying the outdoors in the evening, by taking a walk at sunset and smelling the perfumed flowers. Many also take extra time gardening at the Solstice.

September 4, Creation Day - believed to be the approximate anniversary of the moment of creation by the Cosmic Bunny. Celebrated by a large vegetable feast, dancing, singing and the retelling of old bunnytales. North American and European Rabbits developed a custom of sending messages of greeting to Rabbits in other warrens, some as far away as other countries, to symbolize the harmony and oneness of all.

Autumn Equinox (Sep 20-22) - Coming so soon after Creation Day, this is not observed as commonly, but newly-transplanted Rabbits in Australia celebrated this as the beginning of Spring, bringing their customs with them from Europe. Even after the Great Rabbit Massacre, Australian Rabbits have continued this custom, coming out secretly late at night to celebrate. In other parts of the world this day is marked as Carrot Day, a day of feasting on late-season carrots and other root vegetables.

November 20, Bunny Day - The name is often confused with Easter, which humans commonly refer to as "Bunny Day". Bunny Day is a celebration of thankfulness (convenient for Americans, since it falls near or on Thanksgiving), for the first joining of male and female Bunnies in union, as Bunnymates. While March 4th is a day for possibly more frivolous flirting and fun, November 20th is more serious, in which Bunnies recognize the sacredness of their Bunnymate, the way humans may a wedding anniversary. Many Bunny and Fuzzy couples choose to get married on this date.

Winter Solstice (Dec 20-22) - The Winter Solstice, sometimes called "Yule", is often combined with Christmas festivities by Fuzzies (non-Rabbit members of Bunny Religion) due to the timing. When taken on its own, it is a grand celebration of the rebirth of the Sun Bunny. From the solstice onward the daylight will get longer and the world will inch closer and closer to returning to green. The ever-lengthening darkness is at an end and the Sun Bunny is returning! Bunnies celebrate by decorating with winter berries, pine cones and small evergreen branches. They dance in circles and tell stories, all cuddled together for warmth, of the Sun Bunny's journeys. Since Bunnies don't use fire, they have been known to instead collect icicles and set them up like prisms to collect and bend the light into the warren on the morning after the Solstice. (Ingenious, these wild Rabbits are!)

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