Go Jesus!Hello little bunnies. On this fine Easter I thought I would pass on some sweet Easter facts.
-Easter is the second most important candy-eating occasion of the year for Americans, who consumed 7 billion pounds of candy in 2001, according to the National Confectioner's Association.
-Ninety million chocolate Easter bunnies are produced each year.
-Each Easter season, Americans buy more than 700 million Marshmallow Peeps, shaped like chicks, as well as Marshmallow Bunnies and Marshmallow Eggs, making them the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy.
-In 1953, it took 27 hours to create a Marshmallow Peep. Today it takes six minutes.
-Rabbits symbolized new life and rebirth in ancient Egypt. They considered it a symbol of the moon as the moon determines the date of Easter. The Easter Bunny's visit is based upon a German Legend. The legend goes that a poor woman decorated eggs for her children to find during a famine. At the moment they found them, they looked up to see a big bunny hopping away.
Here is a horrifying story I found in my research on this holy day.
Finally, I just wanted to say hello to you all. My journey has taken me much farther than I ever thought it would, but I just may be making it home real soon. I miss you all very much.
Peace and love,