Facts about Easter you didn’t know

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Facts about Easter you probably didn’t know

Easter is an important Christian festival to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. April school holidays include the Easter weekend and many families take to the road for a quick seaside holiday. A fun part of Easter is Easter egg hunts, the making of Easter eggs, the Easter bunny and Easter meals.

These are the things we know about Easter, but there may be some facts about Easter you didn’t know. Provided here are a few interesting and fun facts about Easter that you can even use when playing Easter games with your family and friends.

10 Facts about Easter you didn’t know

1 Eostre: Easter was originally named after the pagan goddess of dawn and fertility, Eostre. Her symbols were rabbits and eggs.

2 Easter eggs: Since ancient times, the egg has been regarded as a symbol for fertily, birth and new life.

3 Easter basket: The first Easter basket had the shape of a bird’s nest.

4 Date of Easter: Easter is a movable feast and dependent on lunar or moon phases. It always falls between March 22nd and April 25th.

5 Giving Easter eggs: This custom dates back to the Egyptians, Persians, Gauls, Greeks and Romans.

6 Chocolate Easter eggs: Chocolate Easter eggs were first made in Europe, in the 19th century.

7 Urbi et Orbi: Every year on Easter, the Pope gives his “Urbi et Orbi” (papal address) to the world.

8 Hot cross buns: European monks made hot cross buns as the earliest Easter treats and were handed out to the poor.

9 Largest Easter egg ever: According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest Easter egg was just over 25-ft high and weighed 8,968 lbs. The egg was supported by a steel frame and was made from chocolate and marshmallow.

10 Easter around the world: Easter is called Paques by the French, Pasqua in Spain, Pask in Sweden, Ostern in Germany and Pascha in Greece.

Travel Facts about Easter

Many motorists take to the road in order to enjoy a short vacation during the Easter holidays and it is a well-known fact that road accidents show an increase during this period. Ensure that your car insurance is up to date, that your car is in good condition and that you take frequent breaks when driving.

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http://easter.fundootimes.com/easter-trivia.html