With Easter weekend upon us, here are ten interesting facts you may or may not know about Easter:
- The average household spend on Easter treats for family and friends is £75
- In the UK every child receives on average 8.8 Easter eggs per year – based on the recommended calorie count for one week, that almost doubles it.
- The first chocolate egg produced in the UK was created by Fry’s of Bristol in 1873.
- Florida produced the largest Easter egg hunt with 9,753 children searching for 501,000 eggs – I estimate that at 52 eggs each, now that is a lot of chocolate.
- Don’t know how you eat your chocolate Easter bunny, but it’s estimated that 76% of us bite off the ears first, 5% the feet and 4% go for the tail!
- Traditionally in Scotland and the North-East of England, you’ll find many people rolling their painted eggs down steep hills. Parts of America do the same except they push their eggs with a spoon.
- Cadbury’s crème eggs are the most popular egg-shaped chocolate in the world and Cadbury’s produce 1.5 million of these every day.
- The most expensive Easter egg was created by Faberge and was covered in diamonds, it was sold in 2007 for a massive £9 million.
- 43% of children admit to temptation by eating their first chocolate egg before Easter Sunday – naughty naughty!
- The giving of eggs at Easter goes back as far as the Egyptians, Romans, Greeks and Persian, who believed that an egg was the symbol of life.
The final interesting fact is that this Easter Weekend Ogilvie Homes are giving away a WHOPPING £500 for additional client upgrades and extras to everyone who reserves their new home, plus there are other special incentives available, simply ask the sales advisor for more information.
Happy Easter Everyone!