April 22, 2011

Fruity Fact Friday- Day five of Easter Week

In commemoration of Easter Week, here are some interesting facts about the History of EaStEr. 
 EGG-Citing right? 
(couldn't choose just one, so bear with us here)
  • The Easter Egg: An ancient symbol of new life. The exchange of eggs for Easter dates back to a springtime custom older than Easter itself in which eggs were given as a symbol of rebirth in many cultures.
Easter is all about renewal and new life, so the egg is not that out of place after all!
  • The Rabbit: is a symbol of new life and rebirth. The legend holds that a poor woman living in Germany decorated colorful eggs for her children to find. As soon as the hidden eggs were found by the children, a large bunny was seen hopping away. This ancient legend is thought to be the root of the Easter Bunny we know and love today. 
When taking a bite into a chocolate bunny, 76% of Americans prefer to bite off the ears first. 5% eat the feet first and 4% eat the tail first.
What do YOU bite off first? Now I'm gonna have to go get one just to see what I bite first ;)

  • In the old days pretzels were associated with Easter because the twists of the pretzel were thought to resemble arms crossing in prayer.(Who Knew??)
Isn't Easter The BEST! 
(as I sit eating a stash of pre-easter Easter Candy... Yum)
We decided we want EVERYONE to join in on this {Fruity Fact Friday} Fun, so we're making it a Linky Party! Our first One, YAY! 
(ok, let's be honest, we have no idea what we're doing here) 
But For all those fruity people out there who wanna join in on this Friday fun link it up here, we'd LOVE to see the interesting facts you come up with!

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