Easter is coming and it is a great opportunity to look closer at the practices related to that period of the year.
Usually holidays are perceived by people in two ways. Firstly – as the time in the year that is associated with the days off and free time that you can spend with your friends and relatives. No hurry, no duties, no pressure – just relax and freedom. For the second group – holidays mean mainly: duties and responsibilities. Clean and tide up the house, wash the windows, vacuum the carpets and… cook. Yes, this also very important task to do before Easter (of course not for all of you :)). But find out a few curiosities about that red-letter day.
1. The tallest chocolate Easter egg
According to Guinness World Records, the tallest chocolate Easter egg ever was made in Tosca (Italy) in 2011. It was 10.39 metres (above 34 ft) high and had a circumference of 19.6 metres (above 64 ft). The record-breaking egg weighed 7,2 kg and it was probably the heaviest egg on the Earth!
2. Only 12 from 50 US states celebrate Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is an official holiday in 12 US states. And here is the list of them:
3. Forty days of The Lent
In the Catholic church – The Lent is a 40-days period before Easter. In the tradition – it should be time of fasting, but nowadays people have more liberal approach to this element of The Lent. And how to calculate the date of Easter – considering 40 days of The Lent?
So… it is variable and depends on… the phases of the moon. And thus Easter is one of the movable feasts!
4. Marshmallows in the spotlight
According to Infoplease.com – during the Easter holidays – Americans buy more than 700 million marshmallow peeps, bunnies and eggs. And that’s why marshmallows are the most popular non-chocolate Easter candies.
But this is not the only one fact related to the tradition of eating sweets in the United States.
Infoplease.com reports also that 87% of parents prepare Easter baskets for their children and above… 80% of them steal candies from them! And who will guess – who steals candies more often: mothers or fathers?
5. Bite me… if you can!
Have you ever wondered what is your favourite part of the body? Ears, arms or maybe… tails? And YES, it is still about Easter. And precisely – about Easter chocolate bunnies.
You have to know that according to the researches – 76% of people choose to eat the ears as first. Only 5% eats feet as first and the next one 4% begins from the tail.
And how will you start your Easter?
To read more about numbers related to Easter – see this infographic.