Spring wouldn’t be spring without the pastel colors, spring fever and of course, Easter. After a long cold winter, many people are just as happy to see the Easter Bunny as they would be Santa. With that in mind, here is a small collection of Easter trivia from our Easter basket to yours.
A good egg. Easter eggs go back a long way back— to ancient Egypt in fact, to whom the egg was a symbol of life.
For the birds. The first Easter baskets were designed to look like bird's nests.
Holy cross buns, Batman! The first Easter treats weren’t candy at all, but hot cross buns. They were given to the poor during the month of Lent.
Counting your chicks. Americans buy 700 million Peeps during the Easter season.
Peep, peep! Peeps aren’t hard to figure out. They’re made of 3 simple ingredients: gelatin, corn syrup, and yellow dye #5.
Go Big Red! For many children, red jellybeans are the favorite candy for Easter.
Egg-cellent. In the old days, people were forbidden to consume eggs during Lent. Since chickens weren’t going to stop laying to accommodate the observance, people turned to other methods to preserve them like boiling. And when Easter came at the end of Lent? They had a lot of left-over eggs to eat!
A hunting we will go. According to Guinness world records, the world's largest Easter egg hunt was held in Florida in 2007, where 9,753 children searched for 501,000 eggs.