11 Things You Never Knew About Easter Eggs

Date:11-04-2013 21:13:51 read:5

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Easter brings with it happy memories of resurrection of Jesus Christ. On this Day, Easter eggs are exchanged in order to celebrate Easter. Listed below are things related to Easter egg you were unaware about.

1. Easter eggs and chocolates have an old sweet link. Therefore, more than eighty million Easter eggs are sold each year on Easter. That means ten percent of the annual spending is attributed to Easter eggs alone.

2. Eggs are given on the Easter occasion. But, this tradition dates back to Egyptians and Greek rules. Greeks used to believe that Easter egg is the symbol of life.

3. In the medieval times, Easter eggs were boiled along with raw onions. This was done to get the golden color on the eggs.

4. There was an egg throwing festival which was held in church in the medieval times. The priest of the church used to throw a boiled egg to a random choirboy. That egg was then passed on from one boy to the other in the church. The boy who held the egg at 12 past midnight was declared as a winner.

5. Before 1873, people used to make cardboard eggs filled with gifts for their loved ones. It was only after 1873, the first chocolate Easter egg was made. It was made by Fry’s.

6. The crocodile finish that you notice on the Easter eggs was actually introduced to hide the imperfections of the chocolate Easter eggs. And, you thought it was something rear.

7. There is an egg rolling tradition which is held on Easter Sunday in England. Hundreds of people gather to watch the egg rolling tradition.

8. World’s largest egg was made in the year 2005. The egg was about 8.5 meters in height. That time it took 525 hours to make that egg. That is quite a task.

9. More than forty percent of the children have their Easter eggs before Easter Sunday. Naturally, children cannot resist delicious chocolate Easter eggs.

10. It has been seen that almost twenty percent of kids fall ill after Easter. Kids tend to eat too many Easter chocolates and goodies which make them sick. Kids cannot really control themselves on this.

11. In the year 2012, London had hosted the biggest egg hunt for the occasion of Easter. There were more than 200 giant eggs which were decorated for the Easter occasion. This year also there is a massive egg hunt to be held at the same place. So, if you are interested, you can go and participate in it.

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