Easter is an important event for every Christian.
On this day, we “pamaladung” all our sins. Sacrifice the wants and even needs.
Aside from that, there are also other facts that are tied up with Easter.
Here are 10 things you might not know about Easter.
1. Easter Sunday will always be on the first Sunday after the full moon.
2. The English term Easter came from the Old English word ?astre or ?ostre, the name of a goddess, ?ostre.
3. Easter eggs are also called Paschal eggs. It is given out to celebrate Easter. They symbolize the renewal of life and Jesus’ resurrection.
4. There is an island called Easter Island where large stone statues are carved to resemble faces. It was discovered on Easter.
5. Bunnies were not really related with Easter; they don’t even lay eggs. They were adopted by the early Christians. A bunny is the symbol of ?ostre, the goddess of spring and fertility. In pre-Christian Germany, there was always a feast to honor the pagan goddess.
6. The largest Easter egg chocolate was measured 34 ft and 1.05 inches and weighed 7,200 kg . Made in Le Acciaierie Shopping Centre, in Cortenuova, Italy on 16 April 2011. That’s a lot of chocolate.
7. The color of an Easter egg was traditionally red to symbolize the blood of Christ.
8. Pysanka is a different kind of Easter egg. Instead of paints, they are covered with beeswax (that was naturally occurring in beehives). They originated from Ukraine.
9. Hot Cross Buns were baked to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
10. In Africa, they found decorated Ostrich eggs, which are 60,000 years old. Early Easter, I guess.
Do you have a trivia about Easter that you know?
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