5 Fun Facts About Easter

Posted: Apr 6 2017, 9:27am CDT | by , in News

 
5 Fun Facts About Easter
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Five fun facts about the Easter holidays you will find interesting as you prepare to celebrate Easter this week

Everyone is excited about the coming Easter holiday. With lots of candy, cute bunnies, family time and gifts in store, there could be nothing better than to enjoy the blessings and fun that come with Easter. There are some really cool facts about Easter that you may not have known and we are about to explore just that;

Origin of Easter

The name of Easter comes from the word Eostre or Eastre who was an Anglo-Saxon goddess of light. Reportedly, the Church corroborated Easter celebration with the pagan spring festival which celebrated Eostre or Eastre. All the little rituals that we celebrate on Easter are also derivative from the pagan spring festival. Even the bunny or the hare which is symbolic of Easter was the symbol of Eostre.

Easter Has Deep Roots

If you think that Easter was just celebrated by Christians or native pagans, you’re not entirely right. You see, Easter or more specifically, the practice of giving eggs to each other has been in place for a long time. The egg giving practice has been traced back to Egyptians, Persians, Gauls, Greeks and Romans. To these historic communities, egg represented the symbol of life.

Easter Egg Records

There are some world records associated with each holiday around the world. Since Easter is symbolized with eggs, here are some cool records about Easter eggs you would love to know,

• The tallest chocolate Easter egg was made in Italy in 2011. It was 10.39 metres tall and weighing 7,200 kg.

• Portugal is the home of the largest decorated Easter egg, which reached almost 15m in height and 8m in diameter when it was made in 2008.

Easter in the White House

Every year, the White House hosts a traditional Easter Egg Roll on the front lawn. The tradition was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878 and more and more activities have been added to the White House celebrations.

Facts About Children on Easter

The candy, cute bunnies and kids are just the perfect setup for any Easter holiday but some of the most interesting facts about Easter are associated with children. 43 per cent of kids say they eat their first chocolate egg before Easter Sunday, but the average time for children to eat their first Easter egg is 11am on Easter Sunday morning. Also reported was that one in five children (19 per cent) say they’ve made themselves ill by eating too much chocolate over the Easter holidays.

So what do you think about these really cool Easter facts? Know more? Let us know.

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