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Easter Facts that you Should Know

April 8, 2020

Easter facts that you should know

Easter Sunday is one of the most festive celebrations among Christians all around the world to commemorate Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the tomb on the third day after His crucifixion. Easter Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon, most of the time is between March and April.

 

Before Easter Sunday, there is a tradition named Lent, a period of fasting for 40 days which was established by Pope Gregory 1 using the 40-day pattern of Israel, Moses, Elijah, and Jesus’ time in the wilderness. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on the day of Jesus’ crucifixion known as Good Friday.

 

Easter Sunday doesn’t only bring the joyful to the Christians, but also for most the people all around the world. Here are some of worldwide joyful celebration of Easter facts that you should know. 

Easter Eggs representing Jesus resurrection

Easter Eggs Representing Jesus Resurrection

There are always a lot of pretty eggs on Easter day and most people knew that. But did you know why Easter is identical for eggs? In many places and cultures all around the world, the egg symbolizes fertility, new life, and a rebirth. On the other hand, eggs were used on Easter day by the early Christians to represent the empty tomb from which Jesus was resurrected. 

In Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches, eggs are dyed red to represent the blood of Jesus. On the Holy Saturday, the day before Easter, the eggs were blessed by the priest and distributed to all of the congregants at the end of Paschal vigil. The Easter eggs are handed out to symbolize Jesus’ resurrection. The hard shell represents the sealed tomb of Jesus Christ, and the cracking of the Easter eggs represents Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. This holy Saturday is similar to the Christmas eve.

 

The early Christian missionaries also dyed the Easter eggs in three different colors represent the different aspects of the Easter story. The three colors are yellow means the resurrection, blue means love, and the red one means the blood of Jesus Christ. Sometimes, the missionaries paint biblical scenes on the Easter eggs and hide them. This has become the history of the Easter egg hunt. 

 

Decorating eggs influenced by a Ukrainian tradition

A Ukrainian Tradition Influenced the Decorating Eggs

One of the most interesting facts about Easter is decorating Easter eggs was influenced by a tradition in Ukraine called Pysanka. Pysanka (plural: Pysanky) comes from Ukraine word “to write” or “to inscribe” as the designs are not painted on, but written on the eggs with beeswax and using the wax-resist (batik) method. The motifs are taken from Slavic folk patterns that have special meaning. Decorating the eggs takes focus and attention to detail to get stunning results. This tradition primarily originates from the region of Western Ukraine, until the immigrants of Ukrainian came to the United States that the colourful custom caught on. Then this tradition blended with Christian beliefs, and many people feel that the stunning eggs work to scare off bad spirits from home.

 

Second biggest candy-consuming

The Second Biggest Candy-Consuming

Other Easter facts that you should know that Easter is the second biggest holiday for consuming candy after Halloween. Besides having Easter eggs as a gift for others, candy is also a must to put in the basket to complete the Easter gift. In America, Easter s the second biggest of selling and consuming candy. Americans would spend $2.4 billion on candy according to data from the National Retail Federation.

Candy is the recent Easter tradition, instead of chocolate eggs as the most popular Easter candy which was first made in Europe in the early 1800s.

World's Largest Chocolate

World’s Largest Chocolate Egg was Made in Italy

The world’s tallest and largest chocolate Easter egg ever was made in Italy in April 20111. It measured 10.39 meters (34 feet 1.005 inches) in height and weighed 7.200 kilograms (15,873 pounds). Besides that, it also has a circumference of 19.6 meters (64 feet 3.65 inches) at its widest. It was taller than a giraffe and heavier than an elephant.

All of these Easter fun facts should be amazing us and let us feel the joy of the celebration. Celebrating Easter Sunday with beloved-family will make it more precious, isn’t it? Having good meals, Easter eggs, candies, chocolates, and of course quality time with family. Celebrating Easter Sunday in Bali, one of paradise on earth for the next year sounds good, right?

 

Having a new atmosphere as well as the meaning of Easter eggs to have e new life and rebirth. Staying in Ubud should be making the Easter moment more joyful and grateful. Here you can find many villas in Ubud that suitable for your family to celebrating and staying during Easter Sunday. Ubud Villas Rental by Red Lotus Property is the most recommended choice to choose villas in Ubud and villa in Saba with high quality at an affordable price. Visit our website right now and get to know more about our well-maintain villas to the luxury one.