Do you know everything about Easter? We all know that it is celebrated on a Sunday which marks the end of the Holy Week. But, do you know that this festival also has a few fun facts that you might not be aware of.
Let’s start by knowing some of the basic information like, where did this festival get its name from, why do you paint eggshells, and where does the Easter bunny come from in all this?
Easter is among the most popular and celebrated festivals in the west. Just in time for Easter 2017, here are some fun facts about the festival that we all enjoy.
- In old times, during Easter an ‘egg-throwing’ activity used to be held at the church, where the priest would throw a hard-boiled egg to one of the choir boys, who would then pass it around to other choir boys. When it struck 12 in the clock, the one holding the egg would become the winner and got to keep that egg.
- Did you know that the biggest candy consuming holiday after Halloween is Easter?
- Don’t you love to paint eggs? Painting eggs is one of the most enjoyable activity during Easter. You will be thrilled to know that there is in fact a term for it and it’s called Pysanka.
- In some parts of UK, on Easter Sunday people have fun rolling decorated eggs down the hills. This is also famous in some parts of USA, where eggs are pushed around with a spoon.
- During Easter, in the USA alone, over 500 million marshmallow peeps are sold, thus making peeps the most famous chocolate-free Easter candy.
- You will be surprised to know that a 25ft high Easter Egg was manufactured, made of chocolate and marshmallow. Largest of its kind according to Guinness Book of World Records.
- The yearly egg hunting event that takes place on the lawn of the White House is the most famed egg hunt in America during Easter.
- The sweet red jellybean consumed during Easter, is an all-time favorite with kids, among all other sweet items.
- In 2007, a diamond covered egg was sold for about £9 million. But that’s not it. This egg is even more special because, every hour, a cockerel made of jewels pops out from the egg, flapping its wings, nodding its head and making a crowing noise!
- Why are nests, birds and eggs associated with Easter? Because the first Easter baskets looked like a bird’s nests.
Don’t you think, Easter fun facts would make an amazing trivia game for the family during this holiday? Try remembering a few of these facts and you are sure to be a hit with your friends and family! Stash away some of this information in your memory so when things are quiet, strike up an interesting conversation to dazzle your friends with these Easter fun facts!