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Easter is this Sunday, and while this year will definitely be different, there is no reason you still can’t celebrate while being safe.

How much do you really know about Easter though? Here are 7 things you may not have known about the holiday:

  1. Why eggs?

    • since Easter is celebrating the resurrection of Jesus in the Christian religion, eggs are often used at Easter. Eggs have been seen as ancient symbol of fertility, while springtime is considered to bring new life and rebirth. Since
  2. We spend HOW much?

    1. Americans spend $1.9 billion on Easter candy. That’s the second biggest candy holiday after Halloween.
  3. What’s everyone’s favorite candy for Easter?

    1. 70% of Easter candy purchased is chocolate
  4. Have we always dyed eggs?

    1. Yes! Egg dyes were once made out of natural items such as onion peels, tree bark, flower petals, and juices.
  5. When did the Easter Bunny come about?

    1. The first story of a rabbit (later named the “Easter Bunny”) hiding eggs in a garden was published in 1680.
  6. How old is Easter?

    1. Easter is the oldest Christian holiday.
  7. Do people really like PEEPS?

    1. Actually yes, there are about 700 million Peeps produced each year in the United States alone.