Easter marks a day of celebration that includes eating chocolate all day long!
But did you know about these 10 weird and wonderful facts about Easter...
The exchange, or giving, of Easter eggs dates back to before Easter. The giving of eggs is considered a symbol of rebirth in many cultures!
The name Easter owes its origin to Eostre or Eastre, an Anglo-Saxon goddess of light and the dawn who was honoured at pagan festivals celebrating the arrival of spring.
Every child in the UK receives an average of 8.8 Easter eggs every year... This is double their recommended calorie intake for a whole week!
The largest ever Easter egg hunt was in Florida, where 9753 children searched for 501,000 eggs!
On average, households spend £75 on Easter treats, every year...
In the USA, 90 million chocolate bunnies and 91.4 billion eggs are produced each year.
The UK’s first chocolate egg was produced in 1873 by Fry’s of Bristol.
On Easter Sunday in Scotland and North-East England, some people have great fun rolling painted eggs down steep hills.
The world’s most popular egg-shaped chocolate is Cadbury’s Creme Egg. Workers at Cadbury in Birmingham produce 1.5 million of these every day.
In 2007, an Easter egg covered in diamonds sold for almost £9 million.
And there it is, 10 weird and wonderful facts about Easter!
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