webmasterMarch 24, 2016March 24, 2016With Easter happening this weekend, we want to share some entertaining tidbits about Easter and some of its traditions. Did you know… The name Easter owes its origin from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolizes hare and egg. The exchange of eggs for Easter dates back to a springtime custom older than Easter itself in which eggs were given as a symbol of rebirth in many cultures. The Easter Bunny tradition made its way to the US in the 18th century. It is believed to have originated in Europe where it was actually the Easter Hare. Good Friday is an official holiday in 12 US states: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky (half day), Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee and Texas. 76% percent of people eat the ears on the chocolate bunny first, 5% go for the feet and 4% for the tail. Americans buy more than 700 million marshmallow peeps during the Easter holiday, which makes Peeps the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy. Jellybeans were first made in America by Boston candy maker William Schrafft, who ran advertisements urging people to send jellybeans to soldiers fighting in the Civil War. Americans consume over 16 million jellybeans on Easter, enough to circle the globe three times over The most popular jelly bean flavor among kids? Cherry. Hartford Technology Rental hopes you enjoy spending time with your family to celebrate this spring holiday!