Monday, March 24, 2008


Hope you had a lovely Easter weekend!
Some interesting facts about this particular date:
Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox. This year Easter was on March 23 in the western Church, following the spring equinox on March 20 and the full moon on March 21st.
Easter this year is the earliest any of us alive today will ever experienced unless we can live another 220 years. Or, if you were alive in 1913, this is the second time you experienced Easter on March 23.
The next time Easter will be a day earlier, March 22nd in the year 2285, and the last time it was on March 22 is 1818, so unless you are alive 277 years from now, this is the earliest Easter any of us will experience.
Interesting, no?
Plus, how are you feeling after eating all the Easter candy? Check these statistics for a little 'you must be kidding'!

Did you know?
More than 1 billion Easter eggs are hunted in the United States each year in parks, back yards and on the White House lawn.

Americans spend 2 billion dollars on Easter candy, and eat 7.1 billion pounds of Easter candy each year!

Most children (74%) eat the ears of their chocolate bunny first. 13% eat the feet first, and 10% eat the tails first.

60 million chocolate bunnies are sold each Easter.

The most popular Easter candy is chocolate eggs.

The most popular Easter candy, after chocolate, is marshmallow peeps. 600 million are sold each year!

The most favorite jellybean flavor is cherry (20%), followed by strawberry (12%), grape (10%), lime (7%), and blueberry (6%).

70% of kids aged 6–11 say they prefer to eat Easter jellybeans one at a time, while 23% say they eat several at once. More boys (29%) eat a handful than girls (18%).

118 million Easter cards will be exchanged this year.

Easter eggs are the most popular symbol on Hallmark Easter cards.

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