Easter, also known as Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is one of the holiest days in the Christian religion, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Typical Easter activities include church services, festive family gatherings, Easter egg decorating, and gift-giving. Here are some fascinating facts about the holiday that are almost as fun as an Easter egg hunt.
Florals Are Worn To Celebrate Spring
Out of the nearly $18 billion spent each Easter, only a fraction of that goes toward new apparel. But that’s still a pretty whopping figure – $3.3 billion, to be precise. People love buying new outfits in honor of the holidays. It’s traditional to wear clothing in pastel shades or with floral patterns to commence the arrival of the spring season.
People Prefer Their Chocolate Eggs Filled
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Everyone loves chocolate, and the same is true for chocolate eggs. But of course, people still have their preferences. Studies show that 52% of people prefer their chocolate eggs to be filled, rather than hollow. Popular filling flavors include caramel, peanut butter, and chocolate ganache. Chocolate eggs are a popular Easter treat because like the holiday itself, eggs symbolize new life and rebirth.