8 Interesting Facts About Easter You Probably Didn’t Know

April 16, 2017

8 Interesting Facts About Easter You Probably Didn’t Know

No matter how old you are or where you are in the world, Easter is a fun family tradition that never gets old. But how much do you really know about this fun holiday? Here are 8 interesting facts about Easter you probably didn’t know.

1.) The tallest Easter egg chocolate was made in Italy in 2011. It stood at thirty four feet and weighed an astounding 15,873 pounds!

2.) The art of painting eggs is called pysanka, which originated in Ukraine. It involves using wax and dyes to color the egg.

3.) The term Easter gets its name from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolizes the hare and the egg.

4.) The exchange or giving of Easter eggs actually dates back to before Easter and the giving of eggs is actually considered a symbol of rebirth in many cultures.

5.) The Easter egg is said to symbolize and represent joy, celebration and new life.

6.) Americans buy more than 700 million marshmallow Peeps during Easter? This makes Peeps the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy.

7.) Americans consume more than 16 million jelly beans during this holiday. That is enough jelly beans to circle the globe three times.

8.) The White House of tradition of the Easter Egg Roll started back in 1878, with President Rutherford B. Hayes!

Have a safe and Happy Easter!

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