Alice Top Easter Facts
1. The world’s largest chocolate Easter egg was made in Italy in April 2011.
It measured 34 feet and 1.05 inches in length, and weighed approximately 15,873 pounds
2. On the Greek island of Corfu, old pots are thrown out of the windows on to the streets as an Easter Saturday morning tradition.
3. Did you know that the UK spends an estimated £395 million on eggs and confectionary over the Easter holidays.
4. The term Easter is derived from Eastre the Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolizes the hare and the egg
5. There is one theory that ‘Hot cross buns’ dates back to the 14th century when an Anglican monk baked the buns at St Albans Abbey and called them the ‘Alban Bun’. He then distributed them to the poor on Good Friday.