Easter Sunday is the Sunday which marks the end of Holy week and is the first Sunday after a 40 day period (Lent) which begins the day after Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day).
Whether Easter for you is about the resurrection of Jesus or eating chocolate eggs, it’s an ‘eggstraordinary’ festival that brings everyone together.
Easter has a heavy influence from Christianity as a reminder of the last sacrifice from Jesus and is an event to mark his death and resurrection but for some, it may just be a time of celebration with Easter Eggs and bunnies.
To celebrate the upcoming Easter weekend we have put together 5 fun Easter facts:
- 76 % of people bite the ears of an Easter bunny off first, 5% choose the feet and 4 % go for its tail.
- Passover is dependent of the phases of the moon and therefore means Easter is a festival that varies in date.
- The origin of Easter is thought to have come from the Anglo-Saxon goddess of Spring and of Rebirth - Eostre, whose sacred animal and symbol were said to be the hare and the egg.
- An Egg is the ancient symbol of fertility and springtime is considered to bring new life.
- Lent is a period of 40 days and nights of fasting and people who take part often focus more on giving up one significant indulgence.
Whatever the reason you choose to celebrate the Easter festival, we hope you have a lovely time and enjoy the typical Easter bank holiday weather.