Easter traditions have always been associated with the Easter bunny bringing painted eggs which symbolize fertility and the birth of new hope. Keeping the meanings aside, let’s step inside the fun part of easter.
Giant Easter Egg
On 9 March 2019, Pomerode, Santa Catarina, Brazil, set a record by creating the world’s largest decorated Easter egg that was 15.02 m (49 ft 3 in) tall and 8.72 m (28 ft 7 in) in diameter made of welded steel and resin impregnated canvas.
Most Expensive Chocolate Easter Egg Sold at an Auction (Non-jeweled)
On 20th March 2012, the chocolate egg named the ‘Golden speckled egg’ was made with Amedei Chocolate and Edible Gold leaf and filled with couture chocolate and truffles. The egg was decorated with 12 smaller chocolate eggs, 20 mini chocolate bars, and 5 white flowers and took over three days to make. The egg was estimated to weigh over 50 kg (110.23 lbs) and was approximately 107 cm (3 ft 6.13 in) tall and 54 cm (1 ft 9.26 in) wide. The egg was sold in aid of The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt as part of World Record London at the Royal Court of Justice, London.
Easter Is Named after the Roman Goddess Eostre.
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Largest Chocolate Easter Egg
On 16th April 2011, Tosca Chocolatiers (Italy) set a record by creating the world’s largest chocolate egg which stood 7ft tall, having a circumference of 19.6m (64ft 3.65 in) at its widest point and measured a whopping 7200kg (15,873 lbs). It was scaled at the Le Acciaierie Shopping Centre in Cortenuova, Italy.
Largest Easter Egg Tree
On 8th April 2007, the Zoo of Rostock, Germany, set a record by hanging 76,956 decorated chicken eggs on a tree.
Largest Easter Egg Hunt
On 1st April 2007, Cypress Gardens Adventure Park in Winter Haven, Florida, USA, set a record by conducting the biggest Easter egg hunt that consisted of 9,753 children and their parents searching for 501,000 hidden eggs.
The White House Egg Roll Tradition
President Rutherford B. Hayes loved the idea when children asked him about Easter egg rolls, and it has been a tradition ever since 1878.
Few Borrowed Easter Traditions
Most traditions worldwide have been influenced by the county’s rulers, immigrants, and new trends. Here is a list of Easter traditions that were picked up in the later years.
- The Easter bunny was a German tradition and brought to the U.S. by Dutch settlers.
- The colored eggs represent the blood of Jesus Christ, influenced by the Christians of Mesopotamia.
- Easter was named after the German goddess Eostre, who represents fertility.
- Easter lilies originated in Japan and were brought to the U.S. only after ww1.
- Easter has its roots in the Jewish Passover festival celebrated during the early spring season, where people usually consumed the ham curated during the winters. This is the reason behind most American dinners having ham on their menus.