Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter


Easter Bunny Hugs And Kisses

That cute little bunny has hopped all day,
delivering baskets for the holiday.
His paws are so tired and his nose how it itches,
He left you something special to fulfill all your wishes-
Lots of cute little Easter bunny hugs and kisses.

 According to widespread belief, Easter owes its name
 to "Eastre", the Anglo-Saxon goddess symbolizing hare and egg.
Another theory suggests that it comes from the early German
 word "eostarun", meaning dawn and white.

Easter always falls between March 22 and April 25.

Easter is a "moveable feast" as it does not fall on a fixed date
 in the Gregorian or Julian calendars. 
The full moon determines the date of Easter.

"Pysanka" is a name given to the tradition of Easter egg painting.
 The color used in painting the eggs differ in different nations.
 Orthodox Grecians paint their eggs red to symbolize the blood of Christ. 
Some Germans and Austrians paint their eggs green and use them on Holy Thursday.
 Slavic peoples decorate their eggs in gold and silver patterns.

Chocolate eggs were traditionally given as gifts in Europe.

In 19th century Europe, bitter dark chocolate 
was used to make small egg shapes. These chocolate eggs were
 traditionally exchanged as Easter gifts, especially in countries
 like France and Germany.
 Ninety million chocolate Easter bunnies and 16 billion jelly beans
 are produced each year before the commencement of the Easter festivities. 
As a holiday, Easter comes only second to Halloween in
 terms of the annual sale confectionery items.

76 percent of people eat the ears on chocolate bunnies first.

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.
 Julep waiting for the bunny to appear.
Happy Easter Baby Bunny
Spring Blooms From Our Garden

Hope your Easter basket was filled with
chocolate, peeps and jelly beans.
Happy Easter


  1. fun Easter facts and of course seeing Julep and Derby is always a treat.
    Happy Easter

  2. Another informative post! :D

    Happy Easter, Derby and Julep!!!

    Bonnie Blue