- Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Christian religion
- Easter takes place on a Sunday, after the 40-day period called Lent. Lent is a time where someone gives up something that they usually crave, for example: chocolate or alcohol.
- The white lily, the symbol of the resurrection, is the special Easter flower.
- The name Easter owes its origin from Eostre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolizes hare and egg.
- Chocolate sales at Easter in the UK account for 10 per cent of the annual total.
- When eating a chocolate bunny rabbit, 76 per cent of people bite the ears off first.
- The tallest chocolate Easter egg ever was made in Italy in 2011. At 10.39 metres in height and 7,200 kg in weight, it was taller than a giraffe and heavier than an elephant!
- The UK’s first chocolate egg was produced in 1873 by Fry’s of Bristol.