The custom of Easter eggs started in the early Christian community of Mesopotamia. People stained eggs red in memory of the blood of Jesus Christ. Nowadays, people substitute real eggs with those made from chocolate, or plastic eggs filled with sweets like jellybeans. Here are a few more things about Easter you didn't know.
In the old days pretzels were associated with Easter because people thought the twists of the pretzel looked like arms crossing in prayer.
The tallest chocolate Easter egg ever was made in Italy in 2011. It was taller than a giraffe and heavier than an elephant!
The largest ever Easter egg hunt was in Florida.
9,753 children searched for 501,000 eggs.
Americans eat more than 16 million jellybeans at Easter, enough to circle the globe
three times over.