Interesting random Easter holiday facts and history

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Thursday, 26/05/2016 05:05

Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by Romans at Calvary circa 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Christ, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. Let's check out our list of interesting random Easter facts to know more about Easter holidays, celebration, Easter storyhistory, traditions, cadbury, chocolate easter eggs, and where did Easter come from

Interesting random Easter holiday facts and history

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Easter holiday celebration

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The vast majority of ecclesiastical and secular historians agree that the name of Easter and the traditions surrounding it are deeply rooted in pagan religion.

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Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Christian religion.

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Easter takes place on a Sunday, after the 40-day period called Lent. Lent is referred to as a time of fasting, but participants focus more on giving up one significant indulgence.

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Americans spend $1.9 billion on Easter candy. That’s the second biggest candy holiday after Halloween.

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70% of Easter candy purchased is chocolate.

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76% of Americans think the ears of a chocolate bunny should be the first to be eaten. 

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Egg dyes were once made out of natural items such as onion peels, tree bark, flower petals, and juices.

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There’s much debate about the practice of dyeing chicks. Many hatcheries no longer participate, but others say that it isn’t dangerous to the chick’s health because the dye only lasts until the chicks shed their fluff and grow their feathers.

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The first story of a rabbit (later named the “Easter Bunny”) hiding eggs in a garden was published in 1680.

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Eggs have been seen as ancient symbol of fertility, while springtime is considered to bring new life and rebirth.

Easter eggs symbol

Easter eggs

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Holy Week is the celebrated during the week leading up to Easter. It begins on Palm Sunday, continues on to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and then finally, Easter Sunday.

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“The White House Easter Egg Roll” event has been celebrated by the President of the United States and their families since 1878.

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Easter Is on a Different Date Each Year

Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon that occurs on or after the vernal equinox, or the first day of astronomical spring. If the full moon falls on a Sunday, Easter is delayed for one week. The date of Easter affects several other Christian holidays, including Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Ascension Day and Pentecost.

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Easter Baskets Are Not Random

Easter baskets

Easter baskets

On Easter morning, children tend to race to see whether the Easter Bunny left them an Easter basket. For most celebrations involving gifts, the gifts are wrapped in boxes and with wrapping paper. The Easter basket is left open because the basket is supposed to symbolize a bird’s nest, where eggs are kept safe.

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