Happy Easter 2015
Here a some fun facts about Easter!
*Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Christian religion.
*Eggs have been seen as ancient symbol of fertility, while springtime is considered to bring new life and rebirth.
*Americans spend $1.9 billion on Easter candy. That’s the second biggest candy holiday after Halloween.
*70% of Easter candy purchased is chocolate.
*76% of Americans think the ears of a chocolate bunny should be the first to be eaten.
*Egg dyes were once made out of natural items such as onion peels, tree bark, flower petals, and juices.
*The first story of a rabbit (later named the “Easter Bunny”) hiding eggs in a garden was published in 1680.
*Easter takes place on a Sunday, after the 40-day period called Lent. Lent is referred to as a time of fasting, but participants focus more on giving up one significant indulgence.
*Holy Week is the celebrated during the week leading up to Easter. It begins on Palm Sunday, continues on to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and then finally, Easter Sunday.
“The White House Easter Egg Roll” event has been celebrated by the President of the United States and their families since 1878.
We hope everyone has a fun and safe Easter with their family!
–Brilliant Smiles Orthodontics staff