Monday, October 23rd 2017

Soul’s Code Trivia Quiz – The Easter Bunny Cometh


Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies, the resurrection of Christ: How much do you know about the true origins of our Easter traditions?

Easter to many of us means egg hunts, sunrise services and Honey Baked® ham dinners at which to stuff ourselves while catching up with relatives we (gratefully) see only a few times a year…

The origins of Easter run further back than the traditions we consider to be age-old.  Of course, we all know that Easter arose from pagan spring celebrations. But how much do you really know about where the rest of our practices originate? Do you know where the Easter Bunny, coloring eggs and chocolate rabbits really came from?

Test your knowledge of all things Easter here in our Soul’s Code Quiz:

1. According to the Bible, Lent lasts for 40 days because Jesus fasted and was tempted in the wilderness for 40 days. However, Lent is actually 46 days long, why?

2. The exchange of eggs in the springtime is a custom that predates Christian celebrations of Easter by centuries. However, according to Eastern Christianity, Easter eggs were dyed bright red to symbolize the spilled blood of Christ and the promise of eternal life. Why are the eggs are traditionally are cracked open in unison during the feast?

3. The egg was a symbol of what in most cultures?

easter_bunnies4. The Easter Bunny is not a modern invention. The symbol originated with the pagan festival of which goddess?

5. For several centuries, Easter was celebrated on different days of the week, including Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. In 325 A.D., the Council of Nicaea was convened by emperor Constantine to determine that Easter shall be celebrated on the first Sunday that occurs after the first full moon on or after the vernal equinox. Which of the following is the name of this decree?

6. Under the rule set by the Council of Nicaea, Easter must be celebrated on a Sunday between the dates of March 22nd and... ?

chocolate_easter_bunnies17. In the early 1800s, the first edible Easter bunnies were made in Germany and were made of what?

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