Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Hope everyone has a great weekend. = )

Here are some random Easter facts courtesy of

-The first Easter baskets were made to look like bird's nests.

-The traditional act of painting eggs is called Pysanka.

-The custom of giving eggs at Easter time has been traced back to Egyptians, Persians, Gauls, Greeks and Romans, to whom the egg was a symbol of life.

-In medieval times a festival of egg-throwing was held in church, during which the priest would throw a hard-boiled egg to one of the choir boys. It was then tossed from one choir boy to the next and whoever held the egg when the clock struck 12 was the winner and retained the egg.

-Easter is now celebrated (in the words of the Book of Common Prayer) on the first Sunday after the full moon which happens on or after March 21, the Spring Equinox.

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