Easter 2013

As we are approaching the Easter weekend we thought it would be fitting to write a post on some interesting facts about Easter!

Theres a little more to Easter than just chocolate eggs! Most popular Easter traditions have their roots far back in history. For example, the idea of the Easter Bunny is no modern invention – you can go as far back as ancient Anglo-Saxon times to trace its origins!

  • When it comes to eating of chocolate bunnies, it is the ears that are preferred to be eaten first by as many as 76% of people!
  • 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made for Easter each year.
  • The name Easter owes its origin from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolizes hare and egg
  • According to the Guinness Book of World Records the largest Easter egg ever made was just over 25 feet high and weighed 8,968 lbs.
  •  The tradition of giving eggs at Easter time has been traced back to Persians, Egyptians, Gauls, Greeks and Romans, to whom the egg was a symbol of life.
  • The date of Easter Sunday changes every year because it’s celebrated on  the first Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon
  • Hot cross buns, made by European monks, are counted amongst the earliest Easter treats. They were given to the poor people, during the month of Lent

Happy Easter everyone!!


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