Easter has transformed beyond its religious roots over the years and we’re once again almost upon this holiday weekend. Whether you associate Easter with chocolate eggs, chicks or the symbol of the cross, here are 10 things you may not know about Easter to impress your loved ones with however you plan to spend the coming weekend:
1. The egg being used as a symbol of Easter dates back to Pagan traditions celebrating the beginning of spring. It symbolizes fertility, re-birth and new life. It is also considered to be a symbol of earth’s connection to nature because of its rounded bottom mimicking a planet shape with new life inside.
2. 500 million Cadbury crème eggs are produced every year. These are a popular easter chocolate egg in the UK and are usually found in the shops as early as January.
3. Weighing an impressive 7,00kg and 10.39 metres high, the tallest ever Easter egg to date was made in Italy in 2011.