10 Interesting Facts About Easter

We thought, because it is Easter, we’d put together a collection of facts and fun GIFs for you to enjoy!

Easter eating early

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43% of children admit to giving into temptation before the big day

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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.

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Three

Good Friday is the day that Jesus died. It is called Good Friday as Jesus died for the good of mankind

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Easter

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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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Holy week starts off with Palm Sunday the following good Thursday the day of the last supper, good Friday the day of Jesus crucifixion and Sunday the day Jesus rose which is now the celebration of Easter.

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decorate eggs

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Decorating Easter eggs was traditionally a symbol of the empty tomb. This tradition is called Pysanka. Christians believe that Easter eggs symbolize new life and resurrection.

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easter eggs

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The tallest Easter egg chocolate was made in Italy in 2011. It stood at 10.39 meters and weighed an astounding 7,200 kg.

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Easter pretzels

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Pretzels are linked to Easter too. Supposedly, it’s because the twists of the pretzel look like arms crossed in prayer

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Every child in the UK receives an average of 8.8 Easter eggs every year – double their recommended calorie intake for a whole week

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Ten

When it comes to eating chocolate bunnies, it is the ears that are preferred to be eaten first by as many as 76% of people

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