Each year, photographers can go “rabbit hunting” through the streets as people dress up to celebrate the Easter holiday. Charming photos of families dressed in their Sunday best filled the pages of The Boston Globe throughout the years. The surefire search for eggs provided endless comic relief. -- Leanne Burden
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April 7, 1974: Patrolman Bunny, better known as Patrolman Dennis Pearse of the Avon Police Department., was accompanied by Sergeant Robert Geary as he arrived for the Easter egg hunt attended by more than 300 children.
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April 2, 1961: Worshipers during sunrise services on the Boston Common wore coats as protection against the wind and cold. The day was hardly conducive to light Easter finery. A few hours later, the Common grass was covered with snow and the wind howled to a gale.
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April 22, 1984: After attending church, the Hicks children waited for their parents after a walk in Franklin Park. From left, James, 4, Nicole, 6, J.R., 2 1/2, Kenya, 4, and Mike, 3, shared their Easter goodies.
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April 2, 1983: John Hurley of Quincy got the last of the Easter lilies out of his trunk at his son's florist shop in Weymouth.
Jack Sheahan/Globe Staff
April 22, 1973: Bunnies Denise and Michelle Duncan strolled on Harrison Avenue in the South End.