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The 10 Spot - Easter Trivia

03/04/2013 03:06AM, Published by Style, Categories: In Print




Easter is so much more than just nibbling on chocolate bunny ears and hunting for eggs.

Let Style quiz you and your friends and family to see whose knowledge of the spring holiday is the most eggcelent!

1.    According to the Guinness Book of World Records how tall and how heavy was the largest Easter egg ever made?

2.    The colors used in painting Easter eggs differ in different nations. Which one paints their eggs red, and what does that color symbolize?

3.    What is the name given to the tradition of Easter egg painting?

4.    How is the date of Easter decided?

5.    Why is the holiday called Easter?

6.    From where did the Easter basket tradition begin?

7.    Which country does the Easter Bunny originate from?

8.    In some European countries, it’s customary to have bonfires on Easter eve. What do they typically burn at these fires?

9.    Which famous rabbit is associated with Easter?

10.    What is the flower of Easter?


SPOILER ALERT!
Answers on the next page...

 

ANSWERS

1. It was just over 25 feet high and weighed 8,968 pounds.

2. Orthodox Grecians paint the eggs red to symbolize the blood of Christ.

3. Pysanka

4. Put as simply as possible, the Western churches (Catholic and Protestant) celebrate Easter on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox.

5. The origin of the name comes from the Anglo-Saxon goddess of dawn, Eostre.

6. The Catholic tradition of bringing Easter dinner to mass to be blessed started the tradition of making Easter baskets. This custom can also be linked to the ancient agrarian tradition of bringing the first crops to the temple.

7. Germany

8. Effigies of Judas Iscariot

9. Peter Cottontail

10. The lily


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