Happy Tuesday Everyone!
I hope everyone is staying warm today–after having close to 80 degree temperatures here the past week, a high of 42 is not so nice! As the end of the semester is approaching there is a lot of excitement and panic spreading around campus–it is hard to believe that there are only 10 days of classes left before finals week.
This week, Wednesday is the last day of class because it is finally Easter break! I am very excited to spend some time with my family. Because the softball team usually has games Thursday and Friday of break, my parents have started the tradition of renting a cabin for the weekend around New Concord to allow me to get quality time with them regardless of the game schedule. It should be a lot of fun and I cannot explain how excited I am for a HOME COOKED MEAL!
Also, I am not afraid to admit that I still color Easter eggs and go on an Easter egg hunt with my brother on Sunday morning–you never can be too old for little traditions like that. (And who could pass up a basket full of candy?!)
Speaking of Easter, I thought that I would share 10 fun facts about the holiday with you that you probably didn’t know!
1.Americans buy more than 700 million MARSHMALLOW PEEPS during the Easter holiday, which makes Peeps the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy.
2. An astounding 16 billion jelly beans are made exclusively for Easter. That’s enough beans to fill a plastic egg the size of a nine story building!
3. In all, 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made for Easter every year. And, when taking a bite into one of those millions of chocolate bunnies, 76% of Americans prefer to bite off the ears first, while 5% eat the feet first and 4% eat the tail first.
4. The Egg painting custom is traditionally known as “Pysanka”.
5.The reason for painting Easter eggs in bright color’s is that they represent the bright sunlight of spring time.
6.Americans spend 2 billion dollars on Easter goodies. They consume 7.1 billion pounds of Easter treats each year.
7.Americans consume 16 billion jellybeans at Easter, many of them hidden in baskets. If all the Easter jellybeans were lined end to end, they would circle the globe nearly three times.
8.Pretzels were originally associated with Easter. The twists of a pretzel were thought to resemble arms crossed in prayer.
9. In 1953, it took 27 hours to create a Marshmallow Peep. Today it takes six minutes.
10. Easter is celebrated differently around the world. In Guatemala, people make carpets of sawdust and flowers that measure up to a mile in length. The carpet is incredible details and takes weeks to make. People walk over the carpet on their way to church.
Look for my blog next week including pictures of my weekend in the cabin!
Have a great week!
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