With Easter weekend approaching it seems only fitting to take a look at some of the classic Easter treats that can make your Easter weekend that extra bit special. But did you know these facts about these celebrated treats…
1. Chocolate eggs
Yep don’t deny it we all love these cheeky chocolate treasures. They come from the painting of chicken eggs. Staining them red symbolised the blood of Christ and the eggs the empty tomb of Jesus. Easter eggs are a definite winner (just put that diet on hold till Tuesday).
2. Easter egg hunt
3. Easter biscuits
Now you either love or hate them but these biscuits had to make the list. Traditionally a British cuisine the Easter biscuit originates from the West Country would you believe. So you gotta have these with your cup of tea on Sunday afternoon. Although trust us to add currants to them.
4. Hot Cross Bun
5. Simnel Cake
6. Easter Bunny
Not much is known about why we have the Easter bunny. It was actually a German tradition where a hare decided if children have been good or naughty at the beginning of the Easter season. Hares are a medieval figure so linked to the Virgin Mary as they can reproduce without mating.
8. Have you ever wondered why Easter dates change yearly?
Easter is a moveable celebration to correlate with the Jewish Passover. The Jewish calendar is based on solar and lunar cycles so dates can be moved. The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ happened after this time, so Easter falls on different days according to the Passover.