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Easter Facts

Easter Sunday falls on 1st April this year (also April Fool’s Day so watch out!) Here are some facts about Easter than you may not have known before:


  • 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.



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