Eight Eggcellent Easter Facts
The tallest Easter egg chocolate was made in Italy in 2011. It stood at 10.39 meters and weighed an astounding 7,200 kg
The term Easter gets its name from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolizes the hare and the egg
The exchange or giving of Easter eggs actually dates back to before Easter and the giving of eggs is actually considered a symbol of rebirth in many cultures
Every year over 80 million boxed chocolate shell eggs are sold in the UK
Are you an ears, arms or tail person? Seventy-six per cent of people eat the ears on the chocolate bunny first, 5 per cent go for the feet and 4 per cent for the tail
There used to be a tradition churches observed that resembled the game of “hot potato.” Here, the priest would toss a hard-boiled egg to one of the choir boys
The boys would toss the egg amongst themselves and when the clock struck 12, whoever had the egg was the winner and got to keep the egg.
The exchange or giving of Easter eggs actually dates back to before Easter and the giving of eggs is actually considered a symbol of rebirth in many cultures.
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