Fascinating Easter facts that you almost certainly didn’t know. Amazing facts and figures about Easter – did you know about the Easter egg that sold for £9 million?
I wish you Happy Easter 2017 everybody, being playful and find a lot of eggs.Dieter Hovorka
Whether it’s about church or chocolate, Birmingham and the rest of the country are getting ready for Easter.
Who would ever have imagined that Jesus and chocolate eggs would come to be associated with the same event?
However you choose to celebrate the moveable feast, we’ve got it cracked.
Happy Easter 2017, here are 14 fascinating facts about Easter in an Infographic put together.:
1. Every child in the UK receives an average of 8.8 Easter eggs every year – double their recommended calorie intake for a whole week.
2. The largest ever Easter egg hunt was in Florida, where 9,753 children searched for 501,000 eggs.
3. In 2007, an Easter egg covered in diamonds sold for almost £9 million.
Every hour, a cockerel made of jewels pops up from the top of the Faberge egg, flaps its wings four times, nods its head three times and makes a crowing noise.
The gold-and-pink enamel egg was made by the Russian royal family as an engagement gift for French aristocrat Baron Edouard de Rothschild.
And here it is:
4. When people gorge on a chocolate Easter bunny, 76 percent bite off the ears first, 5 percent go for the feet and 4 per cent opt for the tail.
5. With all those chocolate eggs for family, relatives, loved ones and friends, it should be no surprise that households spend an average of £75 on Easter treat each year.
6. In the USA, 90 million chocolate bunnies and 91.4 billion eggs are produced each year. At Easter, Americans also consume more than 16 million jellybeans used to fill the hollow center of Easter eggs, and that’s enough to circle the globe three times over.
7. The White House hosts an Easter Egg Roll on the front lawn each year. This tradition was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878.
8. Sales at Easter time make up 10 per cent of UK chocolate spending for the whole year.
9. The UK’s first chocolate egg was produced in 1873 by Fry’s of Bristol.
10. The tallest chocolate Easter egg was made in Italy in 2011. Standing 10.39 meters tall and weighing 7,200 kg, it was taller than a giraffe and heavier than an elephant.
11. Portugal is the home of the largest decorated Easter egg, which reached almost 15m in height and 8m in diameter when it was made in 2008.
12. On Easter Sunday in Scotland and North-East England, some people have great fun rolling painted eggs down steep hills.
13. This is also popular in parts of America, where people push the egg along with a spoon.
14. The name Easter owes its origin to Eostre or Eastre, an Anglo-Saxon goddess of light and the dawn who was honored at pagan festivals celebrating the arrival of spring.
Looking forward to Sunday, again I wish you Happy Easter 2017, where ever you celebrate with family or friends.
Source: Birmingham Mail