Easter Trivia and fun facts you should know

Easter Trivia and fun facts you should know

Whitney - March 28, 2018

 

Easter, celebrated in the spring of every year in the Western world, has a great deal of trivia and interesting facts associated with it. Some are historical, some religious, and some just plain fun. Countries all over the world have their own traditions, food, and special holiday fun.

 

There are many interesting and fun facts about Easter. Some are common knowledge and others more obscure. Knowing this list of trivia facts will help answer Easter trivia questions, amaze your friends, and add to your knowledge of this interesting celebration.

 

  • After Halloween, Easter is the top-selling candy holiday.

 

  • Easter is a “movable feast” – one that is set according to the phases of the moon – so the dates are different each year.

 

  • More than 90 million chocolate

    Easter bunnies

    are manufactured each year.

 

  • The first

    Easter eggs

    were colored red, in memory of the blood Jesus shed during his crucifixion.

 

  • Hot Cross Buns, a Good Friday treat, contain raisins or currants and then topped by a glazed icing cross.

 

  • Roast lamb, the main dish at Jewish Passover, is the traditional meat for the main meal on Easter Day.

 

  • The rabbit is an ancient symbol of fertility.

 

  • Very few people remember that Easter Sunday is the culmination of a season of religious celebration with its origin in the Old Testament. In the western world, Easter has become a celebration with bunnies, candy, and fun.

 

  • The custom of giving eggs at Easter has been traced back to Egyptians, Persians, Gauls, Greeks and Romans, for whom the egg was a symbol of life.

 

  • The first chocolate

    Easter eggs

    were produced in 1873 by Fry’s in England. The world’s biggest Easter egg, however, was prepared by the Argentinians in 2015, using 8,000 kgs of chocolate.

 

  • Every year Easter falls on a different day, and you can blame the moon for that. Christ’s death coincides with the Jewish Passover, which is celebrated during the first full moon after the vernal equinox, better known as the first day of spring. The rule was set for the Christian church by the council of Nicaea, stating that Easter would be held on the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring on or after the vernal equinox.

 

  • The white lily is the official flower of Easter. The white lily represents grace and purity, which is why many churches and homes decorate with the white lily for the holiday. In fact, they’re commonly known as “Easter lilies.”
     

 

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