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10 Fun Easter Facts

The World's Largest Chocolate Egg - Easter

Easter Eggs are associated with Easter because eggs are a symbol of starting new life. It’s believed that eggs have been given to celebrate the spring equinox for more than 2 millennia.

The World’s Largest Easter Egg, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, was just over 25-ft high and was made of chocolate and marshmallow. The egg is said to have weighed in at a whopping 8,968 pounds. and was supported by an internal steel frame.

Chocolate Eggs were first made in Europe in the early part of the 19th century and remain one of the most popular Easter candies today.

Krashanky is the Ukrainian word meaning “to decorate” and also refers to boiled eggs dyed in a single color (with vegetable dyes), which are blessed and eaten at Easter.

World’s Largest Jar Of Jelly Beans was unveiled on October 15th, 1999 and weighed 6,050 pounds.

Approximately 600 Million Eggs are sold in the United States during the months of March and April.

$2.1 billion of Easter candy was bought in the United States over the Easter 2012 period.

Around 90 Million Chocolate Bunnies are made for Easter each year. The Easter Bunny tradition made its way to the US in the 18th century. It is believed to have originated in Europe where it was actually the Easter Hare.

16 Million Jelly Beans will be eaten during the Easter season in the United States.

137th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll takes place Monday, April 6th, 2015 on the South Lawn of the White House. In its press release, the White House states this year’s theme is “#GimmeFive,” and more than 35,000 people will gather on the South Lawn to join in the celebrations. Keeping history alive, the event will feature sports and fitness zones, cooking demonstrations, and Easter classics such as the egg roll and egg hunt, live music and storytelling.


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