Easter Facts

Want to know more about Easter? Here are some Easter facts:

Funny Bunny

In earlier times the Easter Bunny was associated with hares and not rabbits. Then rabbits replaced hares, as rabbits are said to be a symbol of fruitfulness and fertility. This change happened because rabbits reproduce very quickly. Moreover, rabbits are similar to hares and are very common everywhere. Christians changed the symbol to the Easter Bunny.easter-eggs

All your chocolate eggs in one basket?

The tradition of a chocolate Easter basket is most common amongst Americans. It is also believed by children that on this day the Easter Bunny will bring a basket full of chocolates, sweets and Easter eggs for them.

Traditional Easter Egg Hunt Game

No Easter celebration is complete without an Easter egg hunt game. The party host tends to hide Easter eggs in the back garden and the kids are supposed to fetch them. The one who finds the most eggs is the winner.

Easter Eggs Trivia

  • The Egg painting custom is traditionally known as “Pysanka”.
  • The reason for painting Easter eggs in bright color’s is they represent the bright sunlight of spring time.
  • The egg was a sacred memento of renovation of mankind for Egyptians after the flood.
  • The egg is considered to be the symbol of rebirth.
  • The egg is believed to be the symbol of life since early times of Egyptians, Persians, Gauls, Greeks and Romans.
  • Easter’s most valuable eggs were hand crafted in the 1880s. Made by the great goldsmith Peter Carl Faberge, they were commissioned by Czar Alexander III of Russia as gifts for his wife, Czarina Maria Feodorovna. The first Faberge egg, presented in 1886, measured two and a half inches long and had a simple exterior.

Ooh I wouldn’t mind one of those this Easter!

Happy Easter everyone – enjoy your day (& the chocolate!)