Happy Easter 2019: 5 Things you did not know about Easter

Easter holiday is here and these are the interesting facts which you did not know about the festival of the Catholics, which is celebrated around the world.
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Easter is known to be the Sunday that marks the end of the Holy Week, an event that commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is greatly influenced by the Christian faith as it reminds believers to remember the last sacrifice of the Son of God. Easter is definitely one among the popular holidays of the year. The traditions dates way back in time and can raise anyone’s spirit, mood or blood sugar level. Here are some pretty interesting facts that you didn't probably know about Easter.

Canada has the world’s largest Easter egg

The United States of America may have a lot of big stuff, from the biggest thermometer to the biggest ball of twine, but Canada has beat them, and has the biggest Easter egg. Located in Vegreville, Canada, the Pysanka was constructed in 1978 as a monument for the area’s early Ukrainians. The bronze, silver and gold colours are meant to symbolize prosperity.

Easter eggs date back way before Easter

There's evidence showing that Easter eggs originated from Medieval Europe and Christians may not have actually been the ones to start the tradition of giving eggs — a symbol of new life, fertility and rebirth in many cultures.

We can thank Germany for the bunny

The idea of the Easter bunny giving candies and eggs is said to have originated in Germany during the Middle Age, with the first written mention of this tradition dates back to the 16th century. Dutch settlers in Pennsylvania brought the bunny to the United States in the 1700s.

The date is based on the moon

Most people probably have no idea why we celebrate Easter when we do, or more specifically, why it’s always sort of a “floating” holiday with no fixed date. It’s because of the moon, which again seems to lend credence to the whole pagan thing, doesn’t it? To be specific, Easter is always set as the first Sunday after the first full moon following the Spring Equinox.

Buying a new outfit for Easter stems from a superstition

Back in the mid-1800s in New York, people believed that buying new clothes to wear on Easter would bring them good luck for the rest of the year. And, luckily for us, the custom continues today.

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