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.
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Here Is The List Of 45 Fun Facts About Christmas, Easter & Valentines Day You Wanna Know.
Facts About Christmas
Christmas is a religious great event that is celebrated by millions of people throughout the world even by non-Christians. It is a popular day when people celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ usually on 25 December. People love to enjoy this event because of the revelry, good company, gift giving and most important of all; they get time off from work.
There are many Christmas facts that people know about, but however, there are many other facts that for sure, new to the majority of people. Here is a list of interesting Christmas fun facts that will definitely intrigue you.
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.
In previous centuries, telling scary ghost stories on Christmas Eve was a tradition that has ended up in the past century.
Fried fish, spinach and lettuce are the traditional Christmas Eve meals in Armenia.
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”.
The first Christmas tree was not a tree in real. It was artificially created with goose feathers that were dyed.
Christmas trees are also said to be Yule trees.
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.
It is believed that Santa will bring gifts to good boys and girls on the night before Christmas (24 December).
In “XMAS”, the letter X is Greek letter and is the abbreviation for Christ.
In 1882, Christmas electric lights were invented by Edward Johnson.
Catholic Church once banned the tradition of giving gifts because it was believed that the activity of giving gifts was related to paganism.
Children put out their stockings at Christmas in North America. Their Dutch counterparts use shoes.
The gold enfolded chocolate coins memorialize St Nicholas who gave the bags full of gold coins to the needy people.
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.
Approximately 60 million Christmas trees are grown in Europe every year.
Easter is the Christian holiday that marks the end of Holy week and memorializes the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a day that has traditional sweets and treats that can raise anyone’s mood and spirit. People celebrate Easter with enormous religious devotion. But do you know that after Halloween; Easter is the second largest holiday for consuming candies?
Here, you can find out some Easter facts that are funny and interesting too. Take a look at these fun funny facts around Easter celebrations that you will definitely enjoy to know.
The term “Easter” comes from the word “Eastre” an Anglo-Saxon Goddess of spring who symbolizes the hare and the egg.
In old times, Christians particularly used to exchange red eggs to indicate the resurrection of Jesus’ life.
Majority of people prefers to eat the ears of chocolate bunnies first.
Christians consider the Easter eggs to be the symbol of glee, fertility, and resurrection.
The first chocolate eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th century.
Easter Bells, Easter lily, Baskets, Easter Eggs and rabbits are the common symbols of Easter.
Over 2 billion jellybeans are made for Easter and among sweet items, red jellybeans are children’s most favorite sweet.
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.
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.
Every year, the White House hosts an Easter Egg Hunt on the front lawn. Rutherford B. Hayes started this tradition in 1878.
In 1680, the first story of a rabbit hiding eggs in a garden was published.
Cadbury’s crème Egg is most popular egg-shaped chocolate in the world.
Over 700 million Marshmallow Peeps are sold and consumed by the Americans at the time of Easter.
Americans spend 1.9 billion on Easter Candy.
Valentines Day Facts
Do you know that approximately 1 billion cards are exchanged each year on Valentines Day? So, get in a mood for love with surprising and unexpected Valentines Day facts that are listed below.
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”.
Every year, more than 36 million heart-shaped chocolate boxes are purchased for Valentine’s Day.
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.
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.
If you are single, don’t be sad. You can celebrate Singles Awareness day (SAD) instead of Valentine’s Day.
Each year, more than 50 million roses, mostly red, are given around the world for Valentine’s Day.
73% men purchased flowers for Valentine’s Day, while remaining 27% are women.
Approximately 50 percent of Valentine’s Day cards are sold in the six days prior to the Valentine’s Day.
The sale ratio of condoms increases around Valentine’s Day than usual.
In order of popularity, teachers receive the most Valentines, followed by children, mothers, wives, darlings and pets.
In 1868, Richard Cadbury introduced the first Chocolate box of 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.
Women tend to purchase 85% of all Valentine’s Day gifts.
Approximately 220,000 wedding proposals are made on Valentine’s Day each year.
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.