10 Funny, Curious And Interesting Facts About Easter You May Not Know
Easter Facts: If you wanna to know something really creepy and amazing facts about the “Easter” that derive you to the world of unbelievable scoop. So my friend you are now at the right stuff. Easter is known to be the Sunday that marks the end of the Holy Week, an event that commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is greatly influenced by the Christian faith as it reminds believers to remember the last sacrifice of the Son of God. Others think of it as a time of celebration with Easter Eggs, bunnies and peeps. So to celebrate, here are 10 Funny, Curious And Interesting Facts About Easter You May Not Know. Do share with your friends & family and have a great full day. Take a look on “Easter Facts” & Happy Easter 🙂
In 2007, an egg covered in diamonds (pictured) sold for almost £9 million. The egg is very special because, every hour, a cockerel made of jewels pops up from the top of the egg, flaps its wings four times, nods its head three times and makes a crowing noise!
The tallest chocolate Easter egg ever was made in Italy in 2011. At 10.39 metres in height and 7,200 kg in weight, it was taller than a giraffe and heavier than an elephant!
The white lily, the symbol of the resurrection, is the special Easter flower.
The traditional act of painting eggs is called Pysanka.
The date of Passover is variable as it is dependent on the phases of the moon, and thus Easter is a movable feast.
The exchange of eggs for Easter dates back to a springtime custom older than Easter itself in which eggs were given as a symbol of rebirth in many cultures.
In the old days pretzels were associated with Easter because the twists of the pretzel were thought to resemble arms crossing in prayer.
In medieval times, a festival of ‘egg-throwing’ was held in church. The priest would throw a hard-boiled egg to one of the choir boys, and then tossed from one choir boy to the next. When the clock struck 12, whoever held the egg, was the winner and got to keep the egg.
Americans buy more than 700 million marshmallow peeps during the Easter holiday, which makes Peeps the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy.
After Halloween, Easter is the biggest candy consuming holiday. 120 million pounds of candy are bought each year.
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