The History of Easter & Chocolate Bunnies
Do you really know the history of Easter and Chocolate Bunnie? Gourmet live wrote a great article that gives you an overview of both! Recently while I was write a post on Passover Seder I started looking into Easter also. Easter is the greatest feast day in the Christian calendar because it celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This year Easter falls on Sunday April 24, 2011. Easter also marks the end of the 40 days of Lent where fasting and reconciliation occur.
Did you know that roughly $1.9 billion is spent on Easter candy, second only to Halloween in candy consumption – those are some crazy numbers! Here is an even crazier number – Ninety million chocolate Easter bunnies are produced each year – WOW! Read the article if you want to know more details! I bought my girls some organic chocolate bunnies from Whole Foods for Easter – how about you? Also what part of the chocolate bunny do you eat first – the ears or the feet?
Don’t forget to visit our holiday Easter section for plenty of Spring Crafts for Kids and Spring Time Activities for Kids and Families. And don’t forget about our Mother’s Day Gift guide. That holiday is rapidly approaching and we have some gift suggestions!