Easter Is The Celebration Of The Resurrection Of Jesus Christ And Ofcourse Eggs!

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Easter Is The Celebration Of The Resurrection Of Jesus Christ And Ofcourse Eggs!
Easter Is The Celebration Of The Resurrection Of Jesus Christ And Ofcourse Eggs!
  1. Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Christian religion.
  2. Eggs have been seen as an ancient symbol of fertility, while springtime is considered to bring new life and rebirth.
  3. The date of Passover is variable as it is dependent on the phases of the moon, and thus Easter is a movable feast.
  4. 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.
  5. The white lily, the symbol of the resurrection, is the special Easter flower.

    easter-lilies
    easter-lilies
  6. Americans spend $1.9 billion on Easter candy. That’s the second biggest candy holiday after Halloween.
  7. 70% of Easter candy purchased is chocolate.
  8. 76% of Americans think the ears of a chocolate bunny should be the first to be eaten.
  9. Egg dyes were once made out of natural items such as onion peels, tree bark, flower petals, and juices.
  10. There’s much debate about the practice of dyeing chicks. Many hatcheries no longer participate, but others say that it isn’t dangerous to the chick’s health because the dye only lasts until the chicks shed their fluff and grow their feathers.

    Happy Easter
    Happy Easter
  11. The first story of a rabbit (later named the “Easter Bunny”) hiding eggs in a garden was published in 1680.
  12. Easter takes place on a Sunday, after the 40-day period called Lent. Lent is referred to as a time of fasting, but participants focus more on giving up one significant indulgence.
  13. Holy Week is the celebrated during the week leading up to Easter. It begins on Palm Sunday, continues on to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and then finally, Easter Sunday.

    Easter Bunny
    Easter Bunny
  14. “The White House Easter Egg Roll” event has been celebrated by the President of the United States and their families since 1878.
  15. The Easter Bunny tradition made its way to the US in the 18th century. It is believed to have originated in Europe where it was actually the Easter Hare. Other Easter traditions include wearing Easter bonnets, making Easter baskets and having Easter egg hunts.

 

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