Easter Fun Facts

  • The name of Easter derived from the Anglo-Saxon goddess Eastre, who symbolizes hare and egg
  • The custom of giving eggs at Easter time has been traced back from Egyptians, Gaul, Persians, Greeks and Romans; to whom the egg was a symbol of lifeEaster-Egg-1
  • During medieval times, a festival of egg throwing was held in church. During which the priest would throw a hard-boiled egg to a one of the choirboys. It would them be tossed from one choirboy to the next and whoever held the egg when the clock struck 12 would retain the egg
  • Pysanka is the term for the practice of Easter egg painting
  • Each year 90 million chocolate bunnies are made
  • When it comes to the eating of chocolate bunnies, the ears are preferred to be eaten fist by as many as 76% of people