They believe that the Easter bunny lays, decorates, and hides the Easter eggs. When they started celebrating the then-pagan holiday Easter, they settled on dedicating the whole day to Him annually. Before him it is believed that Easter Island’s Polynesian inhabitants arrived on Easter Island sometime near 1200 AD. Easter Island is an island and special territory of Chile. Easter Island is located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle in Oceania.