1. Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Christian religion.
2. Holy Week is the celebrated during the week leading up to Easter. It begins on Palm Sunday, continues on to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and then finally, Easter Sunday
3. Easter is not fixed to a specific day. It usually falls between March 22nd and April 25th. It is supposed to fall on the first Sunday after the full moon following March 21st.
4. Decorating Easter eggs was traditionally a symbol of the empty tomb. This tradition is called Pysanka. Christians believe that Easter eggs symbolize new life and resurrection.
5. The first Easter baskets looked like bird's nests.
6. Easter is the oldest Christian holiday.
7.The tradition of buying and giving chocolate Easter eggs took off and Australians are expected to spend a whopping $176.5 million on chocolate and confectionery this Easter!
8. The biggest chocolate bunny was created by an artist in South Africa in 2010. It weighed 3 tons and stood at 12 feet.
9. Wearing new clothing on Easter is said to bring good luck for the coming year.
10.It’s no surprise then to hear that Cadbury spends 10 months’ of the year making its 270 million chocolate eggs and chocolate bunnies for Easter.
Happy Easter from Proactive Accountants & Bookkeepers