Fun Easter Egg Facts
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Fun Facts about Easter Eggs
• The egg was a symbol of the rebirth of the earth in Pagan celebrations of spring, and was adopted by early Christians as a symbol of the rebirth of man at Easter
• The custom of the decorated Easter egg originated amongst the early Christians of Mesopotamia, who stained eggs red in memory of the blood of Christ
• Historically, it was traditional to use up all of the household's eggs before Lent began, because eggs were originally forbidden during Lent in Western Christianity. Then, when Easter came, it was time to eat eggs again!
• Easter eggs can be real eggs that have been hard boiled and colorfully dyed, or hollow plastic eggs that are filled with Easter candy or other small treats
• Egg hunts are a fun tradition during which Easter eggs are hidden in various places for children to find. They may be filled with candy, or a prize may be awarded at the end of the hunt
• The first chocolate Easter eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th century
• Every year, the White House hosts an Easter Egg Roll on the front lawn. The tradition was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878
• According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest Easter egg ever made was just over 25 feet high and weighed 8,968 lbs
• The idea of an egg-laying bunny was brought to the U.S. in the 18th century by German immigrant.
Want to know where the tradition of Easter Baskets came from? Read our History of Easter Baskets.