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9 Entertaining Tidbits About Easter

9 Entertaining Tidbits About Easter

With 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!