Unknown facts about Easter

Now Easter celebrations in India are looked forward to as a springtime festival though it’s still not as popular as Christmas is. Christians all over the country, especially in Mumbai, Goa, and the Northeastern states, make arrangements for Easter festivities and throng the churches for special prayers and rituals. As Easter is around the corner so for all those who don’t know much about Easter we get you some interesting facts from around the World.

  • Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Christian religion.
  • 70% of Easter candy purchased is chocolate.
  • Easter falls on a different day every year due to the Vernal Equinox.
  • 76% of Americans think the ears of a chocolate bunny should be the first to be eaten.
  • The white lily is the official flower of Easter as they represent grace and purity.
  • Egg dyes were once made out of natural items such as onion peels, tree bark, flower petals, and juices.
  • Back in the day, pretzels were often used to celebrate Easter.
  • The traditional act of painting eggs is called Pysanka.
  • The tallest chocolate Easter egg ever was made in Italy in 2011. At 10.39 metres in height and 7,200 kg in weight.
  • The amount of candies Americans eat on easter is enough to circle the globe three times over.
  • The largest ever Easter egg hunt was in Florida, where 9,753 children searched for 501,000 eggs.
  • The Easter egg is said to symbolize and represent joy, celebration and new life.
  • Some European countries follow a tradition of burning Easter fires, which represent fertility.