- Easter always falls between March 22 and April 25.
- Easter eggs are used in the celebration because they are a symbol of rebirth.
- The first Easter baskets were made to look like birds nests.
- Chocolate eggs were first produced in Europe.
- Each year, 90 million chocolate rabbits are produced and sold.
- Easter egg painting has a term associated with it. It is officially called pysanka.
- Painted eggs were originally left in fields as an offering to bring about fertility.
- 78% of people prefer to eat the ears off of their chocolate rabbit first.
- In medieval times an Easter egg throwing festival was celebrated by priests and choir boys. Whoever held the egg at the strike of 12 won the festival.
- The most famous created Faberge eggs were commissioned by CsarAlexander III of Russia as an Easter surprise for his wife Maria Fyodorovna.
- The most expensive Easter egg costs £50,000 and is a Stella egg encrusted with more than 100 0.5 carat diamonds.
- The world’s largest Easter egg is located is in Vegreville, Canada and is 31.6 feet tall and took 12,000 man hours to build.
Before you in indulge in any chocolate Easter eggs you may want to look up some of the calorie details of your favourite treats! Visit http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk/calories/calorie_counter/easter_eggs.htm
Buttons Easter Egg, Cadbury’s
Per Cadbury’s Buttons Medium Easter Egg (162g)
Calories – 858.6, ½ egg shell = 429 calories
Cadbury’s Creme Egg
Per Cadbury’s Creme Egg (39g)
Calories – 180
Dark Chocolate Easter Egg (70%), Green & Black’s
Per Green and Blacks Dark Chocolate Medium Easter Egg (180g)
Calories – 991.8, ½ egg shell = 496 calories
Mini Eggs, Cadbury’s
Per Cadburys Mini Egg (3.3g)
Calories – 16Tweet