Friday, April 14, 2017

Frivolous Fun Facts about Easter

Using greens and yellow, 2,500 years ago, the ancient Zoroastrians painted eggs
for “Nowrooz“, their New Year celebration which happened to fall on the Spring Equinox. Pagan cultures and religions throughout the centuries incorporated the egg with their spring rituals since it not only was edible but symbolized new life, especially after a long, hard winter season.

An Elderly couple from Thuringia, Germany decorated a 5ft apple tree with 10,300 personally decorated Easter eggs.
They spent weeks sprucing up the tree with brightly-colored eggs in time for the celebrations despite the cold weather,


 The tree with the most eggs EVER, was the German Rostock Zoo red oak tree, decorated with 79,596 painted eggs.

In 1901, in the village of Engelhardsberg, the Germans decided to start decorating Easter wells. They do this to honor water, essential for existence, and to celebrate the feast of renewed life. Decorations are usually put up for Good Friday and kept up for two weeks after Easter.
     It seems, the Germans like to keep busy.

Largest Baskets
Located in Ohio, the office building of the Longaberger Medium Market Baskets is hard to miss. The building is 160 times the size of a normal basket.
                                            Hey, that's pretty big too!

                      CHOCOLATE EGGS

Chocolate Beehive Sculpture, limited edition, made by mother-and-daughter team of chocolatiers and inspired by the store's rooftop bees. Price: €343,50 each. How can that be possible!?

                                    A £250, five Kilo, masterpiece
                  from Betty’s famous Café Tea Room in Harrogate, 
                       Biggest Chocolate Egg 
                                            Image result for biggest easter egg
                         World's largest Easter egg towering over 27ft tall 
              at the Chocolate Festival in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
        The world's biggest non-edible Eggs
                                          2008 Guinness Book of World Records record breaking giant Easter Egg Picture, worlds largest Easter egg taken at Freeport factory outlet  in Alcochete, Portugal. Click for a larger photograph of this 2008 Guinness World Book of Records new record breaking worlds largest decorated Easter Egg from Portugal.
                                                       (in Portugal)
(in Canada)

                      Biggest Edible Bunny

                      Biggest Real Bunny
                                    Hey, wait a minute, that can't be right....

      Have a Happy Easter and a glorious Spring. 

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