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Coachella Valley Easter Did You knows!

Coachella Valley Easter Did You knows!

Did you know……

  • The term Easter bunny wasn’t used until 1900.
  • The New York City Easter parade began in the mid-1800s. It continues today on Fifth Avenue from 49th Street to 57th Street.
  • Aside from Halloween, Easter is the best candy-selling holiday. The jellybean became involved in the 1930s and the Peeps were thrown in the mix during the 1950s.
  • Chocolate Easter bunnies became popular in the 1890s and also come from Germany. The first was displayed in a drugstore by Robert L. Strohecker and stood at five feet tall
  • Most chocolate Easter bunnies are hollow because they’re easier to eat
  • Like with Santa Claus and milk and cookies, children leave carrots out for the Easter bunny since he’s famished from hopping all over.
  • 70% of Easter candy purchased is chocolate.
  • 76% of Americans think the ears of a chocolate bunny should be the first to be eaten.
  • The first story of a rabbit (later named the “Easter Bunny”) hiding eggs in a garden was published in 1680
  • Holy Week is the celebrated during the week leading up to Easter. It begins on Palm Sunday, continues on to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and then finally, Easter Sunday.

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