Easter facts you might not have heard of is the name of the game today. I love trivia, and holidays have no shortage of it. Easter is no different. There are all kinds of interesting Easter facts that many of us probably don’t know. Read on and see if you knew any of these interesting Easter factoids.
6 Easter Facts From Obscure to Amazing
It’s Easter trivia time. Yay! Whether it’s the world’s largest chocolate egg or the most expensive Easter egg ever, there are some unique facts out there that most of us have probably never heard of. I know I hadn’t!
The Biggest Easter Egg Ever
The world’s biggest Easter egg was made in Italy in 2011. It stood over 10 meters tall and weighed more than 7,000 kilograms. At that height and weight, it was taller than a giraffe and heavier than an elephant. That’s a lot of chocolate!
The Most Expensive Easter Egg Ever
You think you Easter supplies get pricey? Listen to this. In 2007, a diamond covered egg sold for almost 9 million pound! In addition to diamonds covering the entirety of the egg, every hour a cockerel made of jewels popped up from the egg, flapped its wings four times, and nodded its head three times while making a crowing noise.
Easter Hijacked Jelly Beans
You might not think of theft as one of the Easter facts you’d find here, but it is – sort of. While jelly beans might be part and parcel with Easter these days, they didn’t start out that way. Jelly beans were actually first made in America by Boston candy maker, William Schrafft, who actually came up with them as delicious treats for soldiers fighting in the Civil War.
Easter is Always on the Go
If you celebrate Passover, you know that its time always changes. For those of you who don’t, Passover changes because it’s based on the phases of the moon.
Easter has a Pagan Name
You may have heard that Easter is actually a pagan holiday celebrating fertility which was commandeered by Christians, but did you know the name is also Pagan in origin? It’s true. Easter is actually taken from the word “Eastre”, an Anglo-Saxon goddess symbolizing the hare and the egg.
Pretzels for Easter
How did pretzels make their way onto a list of Easter facts? Well, way back in the day, pretzels were part of Easter festivities because the twists of the pretzel were said to resemble arms crossing in prayer.
Easter Facts are Fascinating
These are just a few of the fun and interesting Easter facts you can find out there. There are many, many more, but if I listed them all, you’d be reading all day! If you love trivia or just to learn interesting things, Google Easter facts and see what you come up with. You won’t be disappointed!