Thursday, April 1

Thursday Thirteen #58: Easter Trivia

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Bits of Fun Trivia About Easter

1.  Easter comes from the Anglo-Saxon goddess symbolizing hare and egg, Eastre

2.  The first Easter baskets looked like birds' nests

3.  Pysanka is a specific term used for the practice of Easter egg painting.

 4.  How do they figure out which day is Easter?  I don't know but Easter always falls between March 22 and April 25.

5.  Kids like red jelly beans best of all the flavors.

6.  Nearly 90 million chocolate bunnies are made a year for Easter.

7.  Which part of the bunny is eaten first?  Survey says:  Ears:  76%!

8.  In early times, the egg was considered the most important symbol of rebirth.

9.  Where did the idea of Easter baskets come from?  Traditional making of Easter baskets arose from the Catholic custom of bringing Easter dinner food to mass to be blessed. This custom can also be related to ancient agrarian tradition of bringing first crops to the temple.

10.   Easter comes from a combination of three celebrations:  Resurrection Day (Jesus rises from the dead), Passover, and the pagan holiday honoring Eastre

11.  The most famous event of Easter egg rolling takes place on the White House lawn, a tradition started during the Presidency of James Madison. The original site of the Easter Egg RollEaster Egg Roll was on the lawns of the U.S. Capitol.

12.  Happy Easter in other languages:
       French: Joyeuses Pâques
       German: Frohe OsternOstern
       Italian: Buona PasquaPasqua
       Portuguese: Boa Pascoa
       Spanish: Felices Pascuas

13.  If kids leave cookies and milk for Santa, what do they leave out for the Easter bunny?  Carrots of course!  Eh, whassup Doc!


Gattina said...

I did a TT about Easter last week, lol !

Emily/Randomability said...

If red is the best, then black must be the one liked the least... blech!! We gave those to my Dad.

Teaching Money to Kids said...

I have an answer for you: Easter is always the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox (spring). Lent is counted 40 days back from that to start on Ash Wednesday.
Passover is figured according to the Jewish Calendar, and does not always end on Easter Sunday.

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