Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone, hope you are all having a lovely day, this long weekend has thrown me out totally but at least I am right today that it is Sunday.

As I have done previously with Valentines Day and Mothers Day, I thought I would find some fun facts behind Easter, as we all know what Easter is all about, and not just the chocolate 🙂

  1. The first Chocolate Easter Egg in the UK was produced by Fry’s of Bristol in 1873.
  2. In 2007, an egg covered in diamonds, sold for nearly £9 million.
  3. The tallest chocolate easter egg ever made was in 2011 in Italy, it measured 10.39 meters in height and weighed 7,200 kg.  Which is taller than a giraffe and heavier than an elephant.
  4. The white lily, is the symbol of the resurrection and is known a the Special Easter Flower
  5. Pysanka, is the traditional name given for painting eggs.
  6. 76% of people eat the ears of the chocolate bunny first.
  7. Sales of chocolate at Easter, makes up 10% of the UK’s whole spending of chocolate over the whole year.
  8. Easter Eggs are considered to symbolise and represent joy, celebration and new life.
  9. 500 million Cadbury’s cream eggs are made each year, with 2 thirds being consumed in the UK.  That is 3.5 eggs per person in the UK
  10. 80 million chocolate eggs are purchased each year in the UK.

When the kids were younger we used to have great fun, the Easter Bunny would leave big eggs out for when they got up and they would look around the house for them, and then there would be the egg hunt for the smaller eggs.  They used to love this, and so did we.

These days as they are all older, we no longer have the easter bunny visit anymore.

What traditions do you do as a family at Easter, I love hearing what other people do.

 

 

 

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  1. 27th March 2016 / 2:18 pm

    Happy Easter to you and your family! What interesting facts!

    • admin
      27th March 2016 / 2:25 pm

      Happy easter to you, I was surprised at the amount of chocolate brought x

  2. Ickle Pickle
    27th March 2016 / 4:03 pm

    Happy Easter – I love your fun facts. Wow that is an awesome amount of Creme Eggs – we had one or two here too! We have had a lovely family day together, with lunch out as a treat. Kaz x

    • admin
      27th March 2016 / 7:19 pm

      Happy Easter glad you had a lovely day, I couldn’t believe that about the creme eggs either, we haven’t had any this year, no idea why. We have had a lovely quiet day, my Daughter is recovering from having her friend for a sleepover, but we did manage to do her exercises set by physio and had a laugh while doing it, well I did to try and get her to do them and I did them with her x

  3. 27th March 2016 / 5:53 pm

    Happy Easter – what some absolutely awesome Easter facts! x

    • admin
      27th March 2016 / 7:17 pm

      Happy Easter to you, there are some good ones and loads more I could have added x

  4. 27th March 2016 / 7:41 pm

    Happy Easter I am always fascinated about the historical and social context behind key events x

    • admin
      28th March 2016 / 10:27 am

      Hope you had a lovely Easter and thank you I love learning new facts x

  5. Zoë IKIWN
    27th March 2016 / 7:49 pm

    Woah, the egg with diamonds on selling for £9 million is incredible. I love that this particular chocolate egg tradition is as old as 1873 too! I’m such a collector of facts like this, thank you so much for bringing them all together in one place for us 🙂 x

    • admin
      28th March 2016 / 10:27 am

      I know could you imagine an egg that expensive, I love facts too. Glad you enjoyed the post and hope you had a good Easter x

  6. 27th March 2016 / 8:36 pm

    Happy Easter lovely I hope you are enjoying the long weekend

    • admin
      28th March 2016 / 6:28 pm

      We had a lovely weekend thank you, hope yours was a good one too x

  7. Fashion and Style Police
    27th March 2016 / 11:13 pm

    Happy Easter. I enjoyed reading these facts here.

    • admin
      28th March 2016 / 10:26 am

      Thank you and hope you had a good Easter x

  8. 28th March 2016 / 12:58 am

    Great facts! Happy Easter, hope you have had a lovely day xxxx

    • admin
      28th March 2016 / 10:25 am

      We did have a lovely day thank you, hope you did too x

    • admin
      28th March 2016 / 6:08 pm

      Happy Easter to you, we had a lovely Easter thank you. I quite fancy that egg as well x

  9. 28th March 2016 / 5:40 pm

    An Easter egg that’s heavier than an elephant sounds like my idea of heaven!!

    • admin
      28th March 2016 / 6:06 pm

      It does me as well that is a lot of chocolate 🙂

  10. Nayna Kanabar
    28th March 2016 / 7:41 pm

    Some great facts, we don’t do a Easter hunt anymore since the girls are grown up but I do buy them an egg each.

    • admin
      29th March 2016 / 3:29 pm

      Our days of easter egg hunts are long gone as well, I used to love it, we still buy eggs though x

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