30 March 2015
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30 March 2015,
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Happy Easter

 

The festivities continue with Easter quickly approaching!

Now is the time to start planning for the long weekend, whether it is visiting friends and family or going away for a holiday, we welcome Easter with open arms!

To celebrate this joyful season here are 5 Easter fun facts!

  1. The name Easter owes its origin to Eostre or Eastre, an Anglo-Saxon goddess of light and the dawn who was honoured at pagan festivals celebrating the arrival of spring.
  2. The custom of giving eggs at Easter has been traced back to Egyptians, Persians, Gauls, Greeks and Romans, for whom the egg was a symbol of life.
  3. Almost one in five children (19 per cent) say they’ve made themselves ill by eating too much chocolate over the Easter holidays.
  4. 70% of Easter candy purchased is chocolate.
  5. The first story of a rabbit (later named the “Easter Bunny”) hiding eggs in a garden was published in 1680

From all of us at Best Western PLUS Buckingham International wish you all a Happy Easter!