Fun Facts About Christmas, Easter & Valentines Day

45 Fun Facts About Christmas, Easter & Valentines Day

Festival is a medium of delight that unleash the jovial within you and you will find it as a source of bliss, cheer and a change from routine. It gives us a diversion from our hectic routine of life and motivates us to recollect some special moments in life. Three major events like Christmas, Easter and Valentine’s Day are celebrated throughout the world with zealous spirit.

But have you ever thought that how these traditions started? And what about some other things we embrace at these events? To overcome your curiosity, I have compiled some interesting fun facts about Christmas, Easter and Valentine’s Day that you should know.


Santa clause
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Santa Claus is known figure in all over the world that is related to Christmas. Other famous figures associated with Christmas are Saint Nicolas and the Father Christmas.


Ghost Stories
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In previous centuries, telling scary ghost stories on Christmas Eve was a tradition that has ended up in the past century.


Christmas Eve Dinner
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Fried fish, spinach and lettuce are the traditional Christmas Eve meals in Armenia.


James Pierpont
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James Pierpont composed “Jingle Bells” in 1857, which is the famous Christmas song. The purpose of writing the song was Thanksgiving and was called, “One Horse Open Sleigh”.


First Christmas Tree
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The first Christmas tree was not a tree in real. It was artificially created with goose feathers that were dyed.


Yule trees
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Christmas trees are also said to be Yule trees.


Japan Christmas Meal
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Japanese people eat their Christmas dinner at KFC because 40 years ago, they made the successful campaign. KFC is much famous that people place their orders 2 months in advance before Christmas.


Santa Gifts for Children
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It is believed that Santa will bring gifts to good boys and girls on the night before Christmas (24 December).


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In “XMAS”, the letter X is Greek letter and is the abbreviation for Christ.


Christmas Lights
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In 1882, Christmas electric lights were invented by Edward Johnson.


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Catholic Church once banned the tradition of giving gifts because it was believed that the activity of giving gifts was related to paganism.


Christmas Stockings
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Children put out their stockings at Christmas in North America. Their Dutch counterparts use shoes.


Chocolate Coins
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The gold enfolded chocolate coins memorialize St Nicholas who gave the bags full of gold coins to the needy people.


Santa Claus Names
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There are different names for Santa. In Germany, people call him Kris Kringle. In Italy, he is known to be as Le Bafana and in France, people call him Pere Noel.


Number of christmas trees
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Approximately 60 million Christmas trees are grown in Europe every year.

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Easter term

The term “Easter” comes from the word “Eastre” an Anglo-Saxon Goddess of spring who symbolizes the hare and the egg.


Easter Red Eggs

In old times, Christians particularly used to exchange red eggs to indicate the resurrection of Jesus’ life.


Chocolate Bunnies

Majority of people prefers to eat the ears of chocolate bunnies first.


Easter Eggs

Christians consider the Easter eggs to be the symbol of glee, fertility, and resurrection.


Chocolate Eggs

The first chocolate eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th century.


Easter Symbols

Easter Bells, Easter lily, Baskets, Easter Eggs and rabbits are the common symbols of Easter.


Easter Jelly Beans

Over 2 billion jellybeans are made for Easter and among sweet items, red jellybeans are children’s most favorite sweet.


Easter Chocolate Bunny

Every year in the US, 90 million Easter chocolate bunnies, 16 billion jellybeans and 91.4 Easter eggs are produced.



“Pysanka” is the traditional word for painting eggs.


Easter Eggs

The tradition of exchanging eggs has been taken from the Persians, Egyptians, Romans, Gauls and Greeks. For these people, the egg was a symbol of life.


Easter Egg Hunt

Every year, the White House hosts an Easter Egg Hunt on the front lawn. Rutherford B. Hayes started this tradition in 1878.


Rabbit Hiding Egg

In 1680, the first story of a rabbit hiding eggs in a garden was published.


Cadbury Creme Egg

Cadbury’s crème Egg is most popular egg-shaped chocolate in the world.


Marshmallow Peeps

Over 700 million Marshmallow Peeps are sold and consumed by the Americans at the time of Easter.


Easter Candy

Americans spend 1.9 billion on Easter Candy.


Valentine's Day in Rome

It is believed that the celebration of Valentine’s Day started in the Roman Empire. Emperor Claudius ll believed that refraining Roman young soldiers from the marriage made them a better soldier. So he forbade young soldiers to marry.

Bishop Valentine disobeyed his command and performed secret weddings. For this act of disobedience, Valentine was sent to jail and executed on 14 February. While in jail, he wrote a love note to the jailers’ daughter and signed at the end “From your Valentines”.


Heart-shaped Chocolates

Every year, more than 36 million heart-shaped chocolate boxes are purchased for Valentine’s Day.


Card Sending

Next to Christmas, Valentine’s Day is the 2nd most popular day of the year for card sending.  Approximately 1 billion Valentine’s cards are exchanged in U.S. alone each year.


Odd Food Items

In ancient times, girls ate odd food items on Valentine’s Day because it was believed that by doing so, they can dream of their future life partner.


Single Awareness Day

If you are single, don’t be sad. You can celebrate Singles Awareness day (SAD) instead of Valentine’s Day.


Valentine's Day Rose

Each year, more than 50 million roses, mostly red, are given around the world for Valentine’s Day.


Valentine's Day Flowers for Women

73% men purchased flowers for Valentine’s Day, while remaining 27% are women.


Valentine's Day Cards

Approximately 50 percent of Valentine’s Day cards are sold in the six days prior to the Valentine’s Day.


Condoms on valentine's day

The sale ratio of condoms increases around Valentine’s Day than usual.


Teacher on valentines day

In order of popularity, teachers receive the most Valentines, followed by children, mothers, wives, darlings and pets.


Valentine Day Chocolate Box

In 1868, Richard Cadbury introduced the first Chocolate box of Valentine’s Day.


California Valentine's Day

60% of American red roses are produced in the state of California. But a vast number of red roses are mostly imported from South America.


Valentine's Day Gift From Her

Women tend to purchase 85% of all Valentine’s Day gifts.


Marriage Proposals

Approximately 220,000 wedding proposals are made on Valentine’s Day each year.


Women With Red Rose

About 15% women send flowers themselves on Valentine’s Day.

At this time, I am pretty sure that you had a great time reading these surprising facts. Share these fun facts and unexpected info with your friends and if you know any facts related to these events, share in the comment box below with your feedback.