It is that time of the year again- Easter Weekend! But with the current coronavirus pandemic restrictions, it seems that majority of us will be spending a significantly larger portion of our time indoors than we would normally spend.
Even though we will be on lockdown this Easter, hopefully most of us will be spending this jolly holiday with families, whether it's in the same room or virtually.
I know for majority of us, Easter is all about food, merrymaking with family and friends but there is so much more than that! Before we venture into the Easter celebrations, there are a number of extremely interesting facts to learn about Easter and here are some of our picks:
- Old superstition held that if you wore new clothes on Easter, you would have good luck for the rest of the year.
- The idea of Easter bunny, giving candies, and eggs is said to have originated in Germany during the Middle Ages. We can thank Germany for the bunny!
- Decorating eggs originates from a Ukrainian tradition. From the past, Ukrainian have been decorating eggs as a calling out to Gods and Goddesses of the health and fertility.
- During medieval times, a very different game was played with eggs. Can you even imagine throwing an egg in church? Well, that is exactly what used to happen. The priest would throw a hard boiled egg to one of the choir boys, he would continue to toss to his peers, and whoever was holding the egg when the clock struck 12 was the winner and got to keep it.
- Easter takes place on a Sunday, after the 40 day period of fasting called Lent.
- The traditional act of painting eggs is called Pysanka.
- The date of Passover is variable as it is dependent on the phases of the moon, and thus Easter is a movable feast.
- The Easter egg is said to symbolize and represent joy, celebration and new life.
Hope you have enjoyed reading this fun facts, and from where we stand, it is now back to conference rooms, training rooms, meeting venues, hall hire, and all other event venue inquiries!
Even though the events industry has been affected, we are hopeful that we will get back to running events very soon!
In the meantime, we wish all our clients and readers a happy Easter and please stay safe!