Easter eggs have long been a traditional part of celebrating Easter. From dyeing them in vibrant colours to exchanging them as gifts, these festive treats have a long and interesting history. We’ll explore 10 fascinating facts about Easter eggs. From their origins to the modern-day traditions, we’ll uncover the origins of this tradition and learn some interesting trivia along the way. So grab a basket and let’s explore the Top 10 Facts about Easter eggs!
1. Painting eggs comes from Ukraine!
Around Easter, painting eggs is a really fun activity to do.
Did you know that the activity comes from Ukraine?
They call their decorated eggs a ‘pysanka’ which means ‘to write’.
2. The first ever Easter egg was invented in the UK!
We should be really proud as the first ever Easter egg was invented in the UK.
It was made in Bristol in 1873 by Fry’s, the chocolate company.
3. The world’s biggest Easter egg was more than 34 feet tall.
According to Guinness World Records, the chocolate egg weighed 15,873 pounds. It was made in Cortenuova, Italy.
4. The most expensive chocolate egg sold for £7,000!
The expensive egg sold in London on 20th March 2012.
It was so expensive, it became the world record for the most expensive edible egg!
The egg was decorated with gold leaf and white flowers.
It took three days to make!
5. Around 80 million Easter eggs are sold in the UK each year!
During Easter, lots of Easter eggs are given to family and friends to celebrate.
A huge 80 million Easter eggs are sold in the UK each year.
That is a lot of chocolate!
6.In Germany, people dance with eggs.
The egg dance is an Easter tradition in Germany. People put eggs on the floor and dance around them, trying not to break any.
7. Creme Eggs were invented in 1923
Although Cadbury made their first chocolate offs in 1875 it wasn’t until 1923 that a creme filled egg was released. It didn’t stick around for very long and disappeared from shelves. Nearly 50 years later it was reintroduced and named Cadbury Creme Egg in 1971.
8. In Greece, Easter Eggs are red
In Greece, Easter Eggs are traditionally red in colour to represent Christ’s blood.
9. Easter eggs make up 10% of annual chocolate spend in the U.K
British people spend an average of £299 million on Easter egg chocolate every year.
10. The average child in the UK eats around eight chocolate eggs for Easter.
That’s a lot of chocolate! Do you think you eat more or less than 8 chocolate eggs for Easter?