The first thing that comes to our mind when we talk about Easter is Easter eggs. In 2021, Easter falls on April 4, Sunday. This Easter, while dying/ painting your Easter eggs, share some of the best facts with your friends and family. Read the article to find out fun and interesting facts about Easter eggs.
1) Fry’s produced the first chocolate Easter egg in 1873.
2) For the People of Germany, their Easter tradition includes the Egg Dance. On a dance floor full of eggs, people dance around them without breaking any of them.
When Was the First White House Easter Egg Rolling Game Happened?
- A. 1876
- B. 1878
- C. 1879
- D. 1881
3) The world’s biggest Easter egg was made in Cortenuova, Italy in 2011. It weighs 15, 873 pounds with a height of 34 feet and 1.05 inches.
4) The world’s most expensive edible Easter egg, the Venezuelan Amedei Chocolate egg, was made of flavors like cassis and Japanese black vinegar. It weighed 110 pounds and was sold for more than $10,000.
5) A designer named Manfred Wild created a diamond-studded Easter egg. It is said to be a cross between the edible Faberge egg and the Damien Hirst Skull. It is designed with more than 1,000 diamonds on its outer surface. It took him almost 3 years to create it, and now it is worth more than $8 million. It is one of the most expensive and beautiful Easter eggs in the world.
6) Now you can find most Easter eggs made of plastics, but during the 17th and 18th-century Easter eggs made of hollow cardboard and covered with satin were widely used.
7) During medieval times, there was a famous game with Easter eggs. The priest of the church would throw a hard-boiled egg to the choir boys. The egg must be passed amongst themselves and whoever holds the egg exactly at 12 is the winner and can eat it.
8) The early tradition of dying or painting Easter is called ‘Pysanka’. Only after Ukrainian immigrants enter the U.S, this tradition was widely adopted.
9) According to Eastern Christians, Easter eggs must be dyed red to represent the blood of Jesus.
10) ‘Crocodile finish’ is one of the famous decorative designs. It has its origin in Germany and was originally designed to disguise minor imperfections.
11) There are several different types of Easter eggs, and every year around 80 million chocolate Easter eggs are sold.
12) The first Cadbury Easter egg was invented by John Cadbury in 1875. Later, the company started producing 19 different varieties made from dark chocolates.
13) The traditional Easter eggs are often associated with new beginnings. The first recorded use of decorated eggs has its origin in the 13th century.
14) The children of the U.K receive an average of 8.8 Easter eggs each every year.
15) People of England, gather to watch the tradition of Egg rolling on Easter Sunday. This celebration dates back hundreds of years ago. On Easter Monday, on the White House, the world-famous egg rolling competition takes place. The first White House Easter egg rolling game was hosted in 1878.
16) There is a common belief that Rutherford B. Hayes, who was the president, was approached by a few children while he was on a walk. When they told him about an Easter egg roll, he was impressed with the idea and executed it right away.