Easter Facts You May Not Know
Easter is April 1 this year (2018) and the date of the holiday is determined like this:
It falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the first day of spring. That's why you will notice the date changes almost every year.
Here are some things you may not know about Easter from elitedaily.com
--The tallest Easter egg chocolate was made in Italy and stood almost 12 yards tall and weighed nearly 16,000 pounds.
--The art of painting eggs is called pysanka, which originated in Ukraine.
--The exchange or giving of Easter eggs actually dates back to before Easter and the giving of eggs is actually considered a symbol of rebirth in many cultures.
--Americans buy more than 700 million marshmallow Peeps during Easter? This makes Peeps the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy.
--For Easter more than 90 million chocolate bunnies, 91.4 billion eggs and 700 million Peeps are produced each year in the United States alone.
--An estimated $14.7 billion is spent in total for Easter in the US.
--Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Christ; it is the oldest Christian holiday and one of the most important days of the year.
--The White House of tradition of the Easter Egg Roll started back in 1878, with President Rutherford B. Hayes!
--The idea of the Easter bunny giving candies and eggs is said to have originated in Germany during the middle ages.