Every year, families around the country gather for Easter Sunday. As you celebrate the holiday with family, friends, eat dinner, decorate easter eggs and enjoy the holiday, we thought we would provide you with some ammunition to keep the conversation engaging and interesting. After all, talking about the weather or sports can only get you so far.
With these useless (yet interesting) facts about Easter, you will be armed and ready to keep the conversation lively and entertaining. People will not soon forget how quick and prepared you were to throw these down.
So without further ado, here they are:
Useless yet interesting fact #1 — Next to Halloween, Easter is the biggest candy-consuming holiday of the year.
We are a few months into the year which means your New Year’s resolution to lose weight is out the window by this point, right?
Useless yet interesting fact #2 — Every year, Americans consume 90 million chocolate bunnies, 700 million Peeps and 91.4 billion Easter eggs.
Are Peeps really that good?
Useless yet interesting fact #3 — The largest Easter egg ever made was over 34 feet tall, 64 feet wide, and weighed 15,873 lbs.
That means it was taller than a giraffe and heavier than an elephant!
Useless yet interesting fact #4 — Easter got its name from the Anglo-Saxon goddess named Eastre. This ancient goddess represents hare and eggs.
Well, that explains a lot!
Useless yet interesting fact #5 — In a study, (yes this was an actual study), 76% of Americans said they prefer to eat the ears of the chocolate bunny first.
Of course you start with the ears. Anything else is just rude.
Useless yet interesting fact #6 — The original practice of painting easter eggs started in Ukraine and was called "pysanka". Many Christians used it as a symbol of the empty tomb, symbolizing new life and resurrection.
Useless yet interesting fact #7 — Want to know what candy to give your child? Jelly beans, specifically the red ones were voted the most favorite Easter candy, according to children. The more you know!
Useless yet interesting fact #8 — The average American spends $28.11 on Easter candy every year!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this set of useless, yet interesting facts about Easter. Hopefully they will be great conversation starters as you impress your family and friends with all of this newfound knowledge. We wish all of our friends a very happy and blessed Easter.