Easter symbolises new life. Every year it falls on the first Sunday of April, and this year we are all up for celebrating it on 4th April. But, before you get into the celebration mode, we have something special planned for brushing up your knowledge about Easter. We have listed down interesting facts about Easter that you may not be aware of. To know all about this euphoric festival, keep scrolling down!
Legend of the Easter Bunny
The legend of the Easter Bunny began in Germany. The Easter Bunny has no religious significance and is a fun concept. A hare is a symbol of the Pagan Goddess of Spring and Fertility and so when Christianity started accepting pagan traditions, the Easter Bunny came into existence. It is believed that the Easter Bunny brings chocolate eggs for the well-behaved children.
The Color of the Easter Eggs
Easter eggs are coloured in red colour as it symbolises the blood of Lord Jesus.
The Story Behind the Name ‘Easter’
This festival was named after the Anglo-Saxon Goddess, Eostre.
Loads of Easter Eggs
Our favourite Cadbury brand makes around 500 million Creme Eggs every year. Ready for delicious Easter eggs?
The Tradition of Painting Eggs
Innovatively painting the Easter Eggs is a Ukrainian tradition. The Ukrainians painted the eggs to dedicate them to the God and Goddesses.
World’s Largest Easter Egg
Want to see the world’s largest Easter egg? Visit Alberta in Canada and take a glimpse of the 31ft tall and 18ft wide egg that will leave you in awe. It weighs 5000lbs.
Did you know Pretzels are also an Easter snack? Yes, they are so go and get some for yourself and your family.
The First Chocolate Easter Egg
The UK’s first chocolate Easter egg was made in Bristol in 1873. The Fry family of Bristol made the chocolate Easter egg and was the owner of the largest chocolate factory in the world.
New Outfit is Mandatory
Easter is a joyous festival. The locals believe that wearing new clothes on Easter will bring them luck throughout the year. So, get your new outfits ready!
Second Biggest Candy Consuming Festival
You will be in shock after knowing the amount that Americans spend on candies on Easter. Last year, it was $1.9 billion and so Easter is the second biggest candy consuming festival in the world.