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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Easter, or Resurrection Sunday, is this weekend. It celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion and it is probably the oldest Christian observance after the Sabbath. And you might be surprised to learn that it doesn't have anything to do with colored eggs or bunny rabbits.

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Today's Random Fact:

Giving eggs is a tradition that dates back even farther than Easter. The Easter egg is said to symbolize and represent joy, celebration and new life. Egg dyes were once made out of natural items such as onion peels, tree bark, flower petals, and juices.

The Easter Bunny tradition made its way to the US in the 18th century. It is believed to have originated in Europe where it was actually the Easter Hare. Other Easter traditions include wearing Easter bonnets, making Easter baskets and having Easter egg hunts.

The White House of tradition of the Easter Egg Roll started back in 1878, with President Rutherford B. Hayes.

Bonus Fact:

In 1885 the Czar of Russia commissions the jeweler Faberge to design an enameled egg each Easter.

The first Faberge egg contained a diamond miniature of the crown and a tiny ruby egg.

Of the 50 Imperial Easter Eggs made, most are now in museums.