Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter


Happy Easter!  Did you know that over 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made each year?  The world's largest jelly bean weighs over 6000 pounds, and where do you start when eating a bunny...the ears, tail?  Well, over 76% of those eating a chocolate Easter bunny start with the ears!

On a more serious side, we all know that symbols such as the cross and the lamb are a big part of Easter and the history of Easter dates back more than two thousand years, but do you know what the bunny and egg stand for?

The bunny rabbit and the egg stand for new life and rebirth and the reason Easter tends to move around the calendar is because it goes by the phases of the moon.

Churchgoers tend to wear at least one new item to church on Easter, it is a symbol of good luck, are you wearing some new today?  I am not, I hope that doesn't mean anything, but I am learning more towards the real meaning of Easter today even though the random fun facts are quite a bit of fun.

Have a blessed day.

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3 comments:

  1. Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
    Ann

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  2. My 7 year old came home from religion class the other night and told us the story about the Easter egg. I was so proud of him! I hope you had a great Easter! :)

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