Happy Good Friday, friends! With the Easter holiday just approaching this Sunday, we wanted to do something special and fun for today’s topic. Easter Facts!
So, when you’re sitting around the Sunday Easter table with your loved ones you can have some fun topics that maybe a lot of your family members and friends didn’t know.
The Origin of the Easter Bunny
Have you ever wondered where the story of the Easter Bunny came from?
The claim that the narrative of rabbits carrying eggs doesn’t make much sense, so there must be a reason why children flock to see what treats this legendary critter has left for them every year.
But, just as Santa Claus has no Christian importance for Christmas, the Easter Bunny has no Christian significance for Easter.
The Easter Bunny’s origins can be traced back hundreds of years, to pre-Christian Germany. The hare was thought to be a sign of the Pagan Goddess of Spring and Fertility in this area.
1.5 million Cadbury Creme Eggs Are Created
Cadbury’s produces 500 million Creme Eggs each year! It would be 10 times higher than Mount Everest if they were put on top of each other.
Every day, the Birmingham facility makes 1.5 million Creme Eggs, making it the world’s most popular egg-shaped chocolate.
The practice of egg painting is a Ukrainian tradition.
Ukrainians have been painting eggs as a plea to the Gods and Goddesses of health and fertility for eons.
The traditional act of pysanka (“pih-sahn-kah”) is made with wax and dyes, but it wasn’t until Ukrainian immigrants arrived in the United States that this colorful habit took root.
In 1873, Bristol manufactured the first chocolate egg in the United Kingdom.
Have you ever wondered who began the Easter tradition of eating chocolate-covered eggs?
The Fry family of Bristol owned the world’s largest chocolate factory in the nineteenth century, producing the first chocolate egg in 1873.
Cadburys produced its first Easter egg in 1875.
MCDA CCG wishes you and your family a happy, safe, and prosperous Easter!