While these fun traditions are a great way to celebrate, let's not forget the real reason for Easter - to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. No matter how you plan to celebrate, Eagle's Nest Realty is here to help you prepare with these fun facts about the upcoming holiday. Some of them might surprise you!
Fun Facts About Easter
1. The world's tallest chocolate Easter Egg measured 10.39 meters (31.17 feet) tall and. It was produced in Italy in 2011.
2. Easter is the oldest Christian holiday.
3. When enjoying a chocolate bunny, 76% of people eat the ears first.
4. Peeps are the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy, with over 700 million sold every year.
5. Easter is a joyous holiday in the Christian faith, because it commemorates the day when Jesus rose from the grave. His resurrection proved that he was indeed the son of God.
6. Eggs are a traditional Easter symbol because they symbolize new life and rebirth.
7. The date for Easter changes every year. It is always held on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox.
8. Every Easter, Americans consume an average of 16 million jellybeans. (That's enough jelly beans to circle the globe three full times!)
9. The crucifixion, the day when Jesus died for our sins, serves as a symbol of faith and hope for all Christians to this day.
10. Chocolate accounts for 70% of all Eater candy.
11. Good Friday is recognized as a holiday in 12 states.
12. The largest Easter Egg Hunt on record was held in Florida, where 9,753 children hunted for 501,000 eggs.
13. Easter lilies are often associated with Easter because their petals face downward, honoring Jesus.
Happy Easter from Eagle's Nest Realty!
No matter how you decide to celebrate this weekend, we hope you have a wonderful time. Don't forget to set aside a few hours to relax and reconnect with the people who mean the most to you! From our family of real estate professionals at the Lake of the Ozarks to your family at home, we wish you a truly happy Easter.
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