Did You Know? Countdown to Easter 2009 (04/11)

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Easter

April 11 : Easter Even, Holy Saturday
01 day till Easter

Did you know that over one billion Easter eggs are hunted every year in America?

The most popular (or at least the most televised) Easter egg hunt is the one held at the White House. President Hayes hosted the first White House egg hunt in 1878, launching a tradition that has continued to this day.

President and First Lady Obama will sponsor their first Easter egg hunt on April 13, 2009. The event — themed as “Let’s Go Play” — is intended to encourage America’s youngsters to lead active, healthy lives.

Easter is the time of springtime festivals, a time to welcome back the Tulips, the Crocuses and the Daffodils. A time for Christians to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Christ. And a time of chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, and colored eggs!

So join our Easter festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Easter on April 12th!

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