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Easter Trivia
► The name Easter comes from Eostre, an ancient Anglo-Saxon goddess.
► Easter falls between March 22nd and April 25th.
► Easter is now celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon which happens on or after March 21, the Spring Equinox.
► Easter also refers to the fifty day season from Easter Sunday through Pentecost.
► It recognizes the resurrection of Jesus on the third day after his death by crucifixion.
► Easter is also a movable feast, meaning it does not fall on a fixed day each year although Christians prefer to celebrate it on the Sunday of the resurrection.
► Easter is a holiday that gives tons of business to the candy industry.
► About 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are produced each year.
► Peeps © are the most popular non-chocolate candy bought during the Easter season.
► Easter eggs are painted with bright colors because they represent the sunlight of spring. The act of painting eggs was originally called Pysanka.
► 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 Roll was on the lawns of the U.S. Capitol.
► The white lily, the symbol of the resurrection, is the special Easter flower.

Impress your friends with a Happy Easter wish in another language!

French: Joyeuses Pâques
German: Frohe Ostern
Italian: Buona Pasqua
Portuguese: Boa Pascoa
Spanish: Felices Pascuas

Why did the Easter egg hide?

 

He was a little chicken!

Why did a fellow rabbit say that the Easter Bunny was self-centered?

 

Because he was eggo-centric!

Why is a bunny the luckiest animal in the world?

 

It has four rabbits' feet!

The Jewish holiday, Passover, is celebrated in remembrance of the Exodus of the Jews to Egypt. It takes place over eight days.

The date of Passover is dependent on the phases of the moon.

The Passover holiday is called Pesach in Hebrew.

The term, Passover, specifically refers to the passing over of the first-born Jewish males when the death plague hit Egypt.

"Seder" takes place on the night of Passover which is a festive, family meal.

"Haggadah" is a book explaining the story of Passover.

A popular Hebrew song performed during Passover is called "Dayeynu".
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