Hey everybody! Happy Easter! Did you know that Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring on or after the vernal equinox and that it can be delayed a week if the first full moon is on a Sunday? I didn’t until I looked it up today, but it’s still a cool fact for those of you who didn’t know. My favourite part of Easter is doing a lot of family stuff, like making an Easter Egg Hunt for my parents and going to my grandparents to celebrate. But I also like to learn new facts about the holiday.
Here are some fun facts about Easter:
- Did you know where the word, “Easter,” comes from? It’s thought to be derived from the German goddess named Ēostre, the goddess of rebirth and Spring. [from http://www.bustle.com/articles/150292-why-do-we-celebrate-easter-5-facts-about-this-holidays-origins]
- Also, Ēostre is associated with fertility, which we all know bunnies/rabbits are famous for. It was rumored that Ēostre had the head of a bunny and turned a bird into a bunny at one point, so that is why we have the Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs. [from http://www.bustle.com/articles/150292-why-do-we-celebrate-easter-5-facts-about-this-holidays-origins]
- The world’s most popular egg-shaped chocolate is Cadbury’s Creme Egg, especially around Easter time. Workers at Cadbury in Birmingham produce 1.5 million of these every day. That’s a LOT of eggs! [from http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids-news/18-fun-facts-about-easter-6997696]
- The white lily is the official Easter flower. In fact, sometimes it is called the Easter Lily. It represents grace and purity. [from http://www.bustle.com/articles/149509-10-easter-facts-you-didnt-know-about-why-and-how-we-celebrate-this-springtime-holiday]
Those are just some fun facts. The websites have some more, but I didn’t want to put them all down. Check them out for some more trivia!
I hope your Easter is eggs-elent and full of fun!