The giving of eggs is considered a in many cultures. Another fun fact: Easter gets its name from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolizes the hare and the egg.
The idea of the Easter bunny giving candies and eggs is said to have originated in during the middle ages, with the first written mention of this tradition dating back to the 16th century. It was Dutch settlers in Pennsylvania who brought the bunny to the United States in the 1700s.
Well, at least that's one of the reasons, which stems from .
But it's close. In fact, some years people buy more candy the than the week before Halloween, but that's because Halloween purchases are more spread out over the month leading up to the holiday.
Making Peeps the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy. The Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, factory makes an impressive 1 billion Peeps a year and 4 million a day.
That's back when they were first introduced to the world. But don't worry: Now it only takes to make this marshmallow treat.
Even more impressive is that the Bournville factory in Birmingham, UK, makes 500 million every year. If you piled those eggs on top of each other, they'd be .
That is enough jelly beans to circle the globe not once, not twice, but three times — or to fill a plastic egg the size of a . It's hard to believe this candy was first introduced as an Easter treat in the 1930s.
Oh, and that's in .
While 4% start with the feet or tail. The don't have a particular order they always stick to.
When President Rutherford B. Hayes was in office. Here's what the celebration looked like in 1961, when President Kennedy and his family were hosting.
Why? Because the twists of the pretzel resembles . We say it's time to bring back this savory snack to the sweets-filled holiday.