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Did you know that decorated Ostrich eggs have been found in Africa? They are estimated to be over 60,000 years old! Did you know that more chocolate is eaten at Easter than any other time of year? Do you know why we celebrate Easter? Read our facts sheet to discover interesting facts and trivia about this important Christian celebration!

Fun Fact 1: What is Easter? Easter is the most important time in the Christian calendar. Easter forms part of Holy week; Holy week consists of Palm Sunday - the week before Easter Sunday, Good Thursday - the day of Jesus' Last Supper, Good Friday  - the day that Jesus was crucified and Easter Sunday the day Jesus rose from the dead

Fun Fact 2: Why do we celebrate Easter? Christians celebrate the story of Easter and rejoice in the belief that Jesus died for our sins and was resurrected (came back) from death. Jesus was reborn and lives today; he was reborn because God exists and is alive

Fun Fact 3: Why does the date of Easter vary? The date of Easter varies each year as it is based on the lunar calendar and the position of the moon. Easter is celebrated on the Sunday after the full moon following March 21st

Fun Fact 4: Good Friday is the day that Jesus died. It is called Good Friday as Jesus died for the good of mankind

Fun Fact 5: Easter Sunday is the day that Jesus came back to life; it is a day of celebration and the day that we exchange gifts of eggs

Fun Fact 6: Why do we exchange eggs at Easter time, what do they represent? In Christian faith eggs represent a symbol of new beginnings, new life and renewed faith

Fun Fact 7: The word Easter dates back to early England; it is thought to relate to the Pagan goddess of spring and fertility Ēostre (also called Ostara)

Fun Fact 8: The act of exchanging gifts of eggs dates back to the time of the Egyptians and Persians! Painted eggs were given as gifts to symbolize fertility and new life

Fun Fact 9: The Easter Bunny originated in Germany, the idea was taken to America during the 1700s

Fun Fact 10: In 1879, the tradition of the Easter egg roll on the grounds of the White House began. Arranged by the 19th president of America Rutherford Hayes and his wife Lucy, the tradition is still in practice today and occurs on the Monday after Easter weekend

Fun Fact 11: Chocolate Easter eggs were not introduced until the early 1900s. Before the exchanging of chocolate eggs, gifts consisted of decorated chicken eggs and stuffed hollow cardboard eggs

Fun Fact 12: Early chocolate Easter eggs were much smaller and solid, not  large and hollow as they usually are today

Fun Fact 13: Did you know that Pretzels were originally associated with Easter? They are thought to be invented by ancient German monks and were created in a pattern to represent two folding arms in prayer. Some people believe that the pretzel is the world’s oldest snack food!

Fun Fact 14: Different countries celebrate Easter in different ways. In Sweden they do not have an Easter Bunny, they have an Easter Wizard!

Fun Fact 15: Popular Easter symbols include; the Cross, Eggs, Rabbits, Easter flowers, Baskets, Nests, springtime and Simnel cake

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