Ten Things to Know About Easter That Might Surprise You

There are some things that make no sense in the world; Easter and what it has to do with bunnies is one of them. But easter bunnies are not the only thing that is strange about Easter time as there are quite a few odd things that might surprise you…

Christians Made It Happen

1. Christians Made It Happen

According to the Christian bible, Jesus was crucified on a Friday and rose three days later (That would be on a Sunday.) In 325 AD, the Church Council of Nicaea decided that Easter should be made a true holiday.

2. When Easter was B.C.

Decorating and giving away eggs was done before the Resurrection of Christ. The Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans saw the egg as a symbol of life. Many of the early Christians used to exchange red eggs in particular to symbolize the ending and resurrection of Jesus’s.

For the Birds

3. For the Birds

The first Easter baskets were made to imitate birds’ nests. When you think about eggs inside, this makes a bit of sense.

4. Candy Fact

During Easter, Americans buy more than 900 million Marshmallow Peeps, as well as Marshmallow Bunnies and Marshmallow Eggs, making them the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy.

Goddess named Ēostre

5. Un-Godly Name

Or is it? Easter’s name is actually derived from a Goddess named Ēostre. She was the symbol of the rabbit and the egg, or in other words the Goddess of Rebirth as it were.

6. Dying For Easter

Easter egg dye was marketed in 1880 by Pharmacist William Townley of Newark, NJ. You know Jersey, the “Garden State”.

Hot cross buns

7. Hot cross buns

Hot cross buns were the earliest Easter treats. European monks would make these during Lent and give them to the poor.

8. Egg-Straordinary!

1 Billion+ eggs are usually sold in America during the months of March and April. This is according to the United States Department of Agriculture, so they oughta know.

Ears First

9. Ears First

76% of all Americans eat their chocolate Easter bunny ears first. 4% eat their bunny tail first. Nearly everyone else starts at the feet.

10. More Expensive Than a Grandslam at Denny’s

The most famous decorated Easter eggs were those made by the well-known goldsmith, Peter Carl Faberge. In 1883 the Russian Czar, Alexander, commissioned Faberge to make a special Easter gift for his wife, Empress Marie.

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