Fun Facts about Easter


More than 1 billion Easter eggs are hunted in the United States each year in parks, back yards and on the White House lawn.

Americans spend 2 billion dollars on Easter candy, and eat 7.1 billion pounds of Easter candy each year!

Most children (74%) eat the ears of their chocolate bunny first.  13% eat the feet first, and 10% eat the tails first.

60 million chocolate bunnies are sold each Easter.

The most popular Easter candy is chocolate eggs.

The most popular Easter candy, after chocolate, is marshmallow peeps.  600 million are sold each year!

The most favorite jellybean flavor is cherry (20%), followed by strawberry (12%), grape (10%), lime (7%), and blueberry (6%).

70% of kids aged 611 say they prefer to eat Easter jellybeans one at a time, while 23% say they eat several at once. More boys (29%) eat a handful than girls (18%).

118 million Easter cards will be exchanged this year.

Easter eggs are the most popular symbol on Hallmark Easter cards.

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