Easter Sunday is one of the most awaited Christian holidays of the year. It is celebrated as the day of Resurrection of Jesus Christ, who was crucified by Romans on Good Friday, two days before Easter Sunday. There are many interesting Easter facts, such as Easter is not celebrated on the same date every year and is so called moveable feast. Read the complete list here.
15 Less Known Easter Facts
- The exact date of Easter is determined by the full moon between 22nd March and 25th April.
- Easter Eggs are the most common represent of this event. The tallest Easter egg till date was 10.39 meters high and was built in 2011 in Italy.
- Easter bunny tradition is believed to have started in Europe and first celebrated in the US in the 18th century.
- Easter is most likely the second biggest candy holiday after Halloween in the US, with an average spend of $1.9 billion every year on Easter candy.
- Only 12 of the 50 US states observe Good Friday as an official holiday.
- Judas Iscariot was the man who betrayed Christ and led him to crucifixion.
- More than 70% of people think that the ears of the chocolate bunny are to be eaten first.
- The special Easter flower is the white lily.
- The art of painting eggs involves the use of wax and dyes for coloring of eggs. It is named pysanka and was started in Ukraine.
- The death of Jesus symbolized the repenting of our sins and his birth proved that he was the Son of God.
- Easter name is said to be originated from Easter, the Goddess of the Sunrise and Spring.
- The first Easter bunny story was published in 1680. It was about a rabbit hiding eggs in the garden.
- The exchanging of eggs is a tradition that goes long back to even before the origin of Easter. It is followed as a symbol of rebirth in some cultures.
- The White house has been holding an annual Easter Egg hunt since 1878.
- With over 700 million marshmallow peeps sold in America during this season every year, it is second most popular Easter candy after chocolate.
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