Did you know...
- Over 90 million chocolate eggs are sold in the UK each year.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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!
- The UK will eat 38 million hot cross buns this Easter.
- 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.
- Almost one in five children (19%) say they’ve made themselves ill by eating too much chocolate over the Easter holidays!
- Naturally, not all cultures celebrate Easter the same way. Instead of the easter bunny, Sweden celebrates Easter with the Easter Wizard!
- 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!