Sunday, March 31, 2013

A little Easter Trivia

In honor of today’s Easter holiday, I thought it might be fun to share some trivia about the spring holiday. Whether you celebrate or not, you can spout these off at your next family gathering and wow your Aunt Josephine!

Ostara by Johannes Gehrts from Wikimedia commons
*         Easter, like Passover, is a moveable feast. It’s always celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon of the spring equinox. Which means it’s always between March 22 and April 25. 

*         More candy is sold for Easter than for any other holiday except Halloween. Last Easter, we consumed about ninety million chocolate bunnies.

*         Easter baskets have Easter grass because they are supposed to resemble bird’s nests

*         The egg is an ancient symbol of rebirth

*         The name ‘Easter’ is derived from Eastre, the ancient Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring. She’s also known as Ostaria. 

Happy Spring!

Until next time


Julie Eberhart Painter said...

Interesting tidbits.

Ute Carbone said...

Thanks Julie! I love trivial bits.

TKToppin said...

Wow, that is interesting! Thanks.