Saturday, 30 March 2013

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to you all. We hope you have a great day full of fun................ and of course, lots of tasty Easter eggs :). 

Some fun Easter facts:
  1. Easter is named after Eastre, an Anglo-Saxon goddess. The symbols of the goddess were the hare and the egg
  2. Easter is the second biggest confectionery holiday, following Halloween. 
  3. Over 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are produced each year.
  4. The first chocolate eggs were made in Germany in the 19th century.
  5. The first Easter baskets were made to imitate bird nests.
  6. In Norway, solving murder mysteries is very popular during Easter.
  7. Easter is known by different names across the world. Some of them are: English - Easter, French - Paques, Spanish - Pascua, Italian - Pasqua, Albanian - Pashke, German - Ostern, Greek - Pascha, Norway - Paaske, Holland - Pasen and Swedish - Pask.
  8. Hot cross buns, made by European monks, are counted amongst the earliest Easter treats. They were given to the poor people, during the month of Lent.
  9.  Every year, the White House hosts an Easter Egg Roll on the front lawn. The tradition was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878.
  10. Easter is celebrated at different times by Eastern and Western Christians. That’s because the dates for Easter in Eastern Christianity are based on the Julian Calendar.


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