10 eggs-traordinary facts about Easter! Did you know...

02.04.2015

Did you know...

  1. Over 90 million chocolate eggs are sold in the UK each year.
  2. An egg can symbolise new life, rebirth and fertility in many cultures. The egg connection with Easter  stems from a pagan celebration of spring. Saxons celebrated the return of spring with a festival commemorating goddess Eostre through her earthly symbol, the hare.
  3. In 2007, an egg covered in diamonds sold for almost £9 million. The egg is very special because, every hour, a cockerel made of jewels pops up from the top of the egg, flaps its wings four times, nods its head three times and makes a crowing noise!
  4. When it comes to eating a chocolate bunny: 76% of people go for the ears first, 5% bite off the feet first and 4% eat the tail first.
  5. The world's most popular egg-shaped chocolate is a Cadbury's Creme Egg. The Cadbury's factory produces up to 1.5 million eggs every day!
  6. The UK will eat 38 million hot cross buns this Easter.
  7. 43% of children say they eat their first chocolate egg before Easter Sunday, but the average time for children to eat their first Easter egg is 11 o’clock on Easter Sunday morning.
  8. Almost one in five children (19%) say they’ve made themselves ill by eating too much chocolate over the Easter holidays!
  9. Naturally, not all cultures celebrate Easter the same way. Instead of the easter bunny, Sweden celebrates Easter with the Easter Wizard!
  10. A virtual Easter egg is an intentional hidden message, in-joke or feature in a film, CD, DVD, computer program, web page, video game or even a book.

We hope you all have an egg-cellant time over Easter!