Posts tagged ‘easter’

April 19, 2014

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 Consecrated eggs were used by Christians in church ceremonies until the 4th century, when eggs became forbidden during Lent.  However as spring was the peak laying time for hens there was an excess of eggs.  This led to the practice of hard boiling and decorating them in bright colors as a gift for children on Easter Sunday, the end of the Lenten fasting.

Source: http://www.cadburyworld.co.uk

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April 18, 2014

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Ham come to be the traditional favorite for Easter dinner because in pre-refrigeration days, hogs were slaughtered in the fall and cured for six to seven months. Just in time for Easter.

Source: http://www.weirdfacts.com

April 17, 2014

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Easter is a moveable holiday, it is celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon which happens on or after March 21, the Spring Equinox.

Source: http://www.weirdfacts.com

April 15, 2014

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The tradition of dyeing eggs originates from Ukraine and is called Pysanky.

Source: http://www.smackagency.com

April 14, 2014

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 An astounding 16 billion jelly beans are made exclusively for Easter. That’s enough beans to fill a plastic egg the size of a nine story building.

Source: www.whsv.com

March 30, 2013

Candy Fact

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In the early 1900s, the term “jelly-bean” was a slang term for a stylish man with no other positive qualities.

Source: www.sheknows.com

March 29, 2013

Easter Fact

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In 1953, it took 27 hours to create one Peeps marshmallow chick.  Today, thanks to advances in technology, it takes six minutes.  The Just Born candy company makes 4.2 million Peeps a day.

Source: http://www.businessnewsdaily.com