1.Holy Week is the celebrated during the week leading up to Easter. It begins on Palm Sunday, continues on to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and then finally, Easter Sunday.
2.The first story of a rabbit (later named the “Easter Bunny”) hiding eggs in a garden was published in 1680.
3.Half of the United States agree that chickens shouldn’t be dyed for Easter. It sounds like common knowledge, but some people still think that multicolored poultry is festive. While nontoxic dye typically doesn’t pose a health risk to baby chicks, it’s still a little inhumane.
4.Egg dyes were once made out of natural items such as onion peels, tree bark, flower petals, and juices.
5.There’s much debate about the practice of dyeing chicks. Many hatcheries no longer participate, but others say that it isn’t dangerous to the chick’s health because the dye only lasts until the chicks shed their fluff and grow their feathers.
6.The white lily is the official flower of Easter. As they represent grace and purity, many churches and homes have chosen to decorate with the white lily for the holiday. In fact, they’re commonly known best as “Easter lilies.”
7.Americans eat about 16 million jellybeans every Easter.
8.Easter is the oldest, and most important, Christian holiday.You might assume it’s Christmas, but it’s actually Easter. To understand its impact, keep in mind that very early Christians celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ every single Sunday, until they decided to dedicate a full, annual day to him
9.76% of Americans think the ears of a chocolate bunny should be the first to be eaten.
10.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!