• The tradition of Easter eggs dates back to Persians, Egyptians, Gauls, Greeks and Romans, who considered the egg a symbol of life.
  • When it comes to eating "chocolate bunnies", as high as Americans would choose to eat the ears first.
  • Milk chocolate is more popular than dark chocolate by Americans- at a ratio of 65‰ to 27‰.
  • In the US, the Easter Bunny hides the eggs around the house, and on Easter morning children are thrilled to look for the hidden eggs.
  • Brazilian parents hide chocolate eggs and let their children go for an egg hunt.
  • In Italy, the Easter morning breakfast consists of salami, eggs, a special cheese pie and traditional colomba (a sweet almond cake with candied fruits).
  • Australia has a range of Easter celebrations, such as making hot cross buns, which signifies the symbol of Christ.
  • Eating hot cross buns and exchanging chocolate eggs are among the celebrations in the UK as well. The traditional dessert is a rich fruit cake called Simnel cake - it contains a layer of marzipan and 11 marzipan balls on top symbolising the 11 true apostles. Recipes: Delia's Simnel Cake, or Nigella's Simnel muffins.