With all our Easter camps already open, we’re so excited that spring has arrived! And with so many children getting ready for Easter across the country, we thought we would share some of our favourite weird, wacky and wonderful Easter facts with you!
Did you know…
The biggest ever Easter Egg Hunt happened in Florida, with nearly 10,000 children hunting for over 500,000 eggs!
What is the Easter flower?
Although many of us prefer to have daffodils and tulips around the house in spring, the special Easter flower is actually the White Lily. A tradition that started in Ireland, the calla lily has in fact become a gift that many give at Easter, to show how happy they are to know the recipient.
How old are Easter Eggs?
The very first Easter Egg to be made in the UK was designed in 1873! That means we’ve been eating chocolate eggs at Easter for over 144 years!
Did you know…
There is actually a special name for painting eggs at Easter? The correct name is ‘Pysanka’ – pronounced pie-san-ka! Pysanka comes from the Ukranian word, meaning ‘to write’ and has become associated with painting eggs for many years since.
How do you eat your chocolate bunnies?
When eating a chocolate bunny, 76% of people will nibble on the ears first! Then they eat the feet, and then the fluffy tail!
Could you win this medieval Easter game?
Back in medieval times, instead of painting eggs, children used to toss them and play games to see who could toss them for the longest. One of the games involved standing in a big circle and tossing a boiled egg to the person next to you, counting up to twelve. Whoever was holding the egg when the number twelve was shouted was the winner, and they got to keep the egg!
Where did Easter begin?
The reason we have so many chicks, baby bunnies and lambs hopping around at Easter is because they symbolise new life and re-birth! This is a tradition many Christians believe is taken from the re-birth of Jesus during the very first Easter.
How many Easter films are there?
In the past 70 years, there have been 23 animated films released, all about Easter! From Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Easter Chipmunk to Paw Patrol: Pups Save the Easter Egg Hunt, there will always be a fun Easter film to enjoy. Our personal favourite has to be Hop…what’s your favourite Easter film?
We hope you’ve enjoyed our seasonal facts today, and that you have a great Easter break! We’ve got so many fun activities planned for our Easter camps this year, make sure you keep up to date with our Easter Theme Days page to avoid missing out!