Elitedaily.com provide interesting facts about Easter. You could easily forget it’s a religious holiday! Did you know?
1. The tallest Easter egg chocolate was made in Italy in 2011. It stood at 10.39 meters and weighed an astounding 7,200 kg.
2. In the US, only 12 of the 50 states recognize Good Friday as a holiday.
3. Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Christ; it is the oldest Christian holiday and one of the most important days of the year.
4. The term Easter gets its name from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolizes the hare and the egg.
5. There used to be a tradition churches observed that resembled the game of “hot potato.” Here, the priest would toss a hard boiled egg to one of the choir boys. The boys would toss the egg amongst themselves and when the clock struck 6, whomever had the egg was the winner and got to keep the egg.
6. Americans consume more than 16 million jelly beans during this holiday. That is enough jelly beans to circle the globe not once, not twice, but three times.
7. Are you an ears, arms or tail person? Seventy-six percent of people eat the ears on the chocolate bunny first, 5 percent go for the feet and 4 percent for the tail.
8. An estimated $14.7 billion is spent in total for Easter in the US.
9. Workers in Birmingham, who make the famous Cadbury Creme Egg, produce more than 1.5 million egg delights a year.
10. The idea of the Easter bunny giving candies and eggs is said to have originated in Germany during the middle ages.