Happy Easter from all of us at the Jurgielewicz family farm! We wish you health, happiness, and safety throughout this spring season! Here are “5 Fun Easter Facts” you may not know!
1 Easter Eggs Had a Medieval Twist
Think Easter egg hunts are odd? Listen to this medieval game children’s game: the priest would give one of the choir boys a hard boiled egg, and the boys would pass it amongst themselves until the clock struck midnight, when whoever was holding it then got to eat it. Sounds…fun?
Old superstition held that if you wore new clothes on Easter, you would have good luck for the rest of the year. In fact, it was so widely believed that upper-class New Yorkers would quite literally strut their stuff coming out of mass in beautiful and well-to-do Fifth Avenue churches. This tradition become the basis of the modern, and decidedly less elitist, Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival in New York.
3 Easter Eggs Date Back Way Before Easter
4 The Holiday Was Named After the Anglo-Saxon Goddess Eostre