Can you believe Easter is almost here?! I know I can’t. To get you in the Easter spirit, I have found a few fun and interesting facts about Easter.
- Easter has been named after Eastre, an Anglo-Saxon goddess. The symbols of the goddess were the hare and the egg.
- Right from ancient times, the egg has been regarded as a symbol of rebirth in most cultures.
- Easter always falls between March 22nd and April 25th.
- On Easter, 76% people bite off the chocolate bunny ears first, while 5% bite the feet first and 4% eat the tail first.
- For Americans, Easter is the second most important candy-eating occasion of the year, after Halloween.
- In the mid-20th century, it used to take as much as 27 hours to make a marshmallow peep. Today, the time has been reduced to six minutes.
- Every year, Americans buy 700 million marshmallow Peeps!
If you are looking for Easter events, below are a few events happening in the Coachella Valley:
- The Living Desert is holding its annual Eggstravaganza! The event will feature Easter egg hunts for both kids and adults, along with a variety of different activities and a visit from the Easter Bunny. The event will be held March 26-27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- If you're looking to celebrate Easter with a view, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway's Mountain Station will be holding a sunrise service, breakfast and dinner Sunday, March 27. Click here for more information.
- The annual Palm Springs Firemen's Association Easter Egg Hunt will kick off Saturday, March 26th with more than 3,000 strategically hidden eggs and a visit from the Easter Bunny on a fire engine.
- The Desert Recreation District (DRD) has several activities and camps planned for kids as spring blossoms in the Coachella Valley. 3 Eggstravaganzas are set to be held at Mecca Community Park in Mecca, Indio Community Center Park in Indio, and Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Park in Coachella. The events are free, with kids divided into age groups. The events are scheduled for Saturday, March 26 at 11 a.m. with registration for egg hunts beginning at 10 a.m. Click here for more information about the Desert Recreation District.
- The City of Indio is inviting the public out for a community Easter egg hunt. The event will be held at Indio Community Center Park Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is open to kids of all ages and will feature all sorts of activities, including photos with the Easter Bunny free of charge. Click here for more information about the event.