Face Facts Five Facts of Easter

Every child in the UK receives an average of 8.8 Easter eggs each year – double their recommended calorie intake for a whole week.

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The reason the Easter holiday dates change each year is that the days are determined by the lunar calendar – based on the phases of the moon. However, this might not be the case in the future as campaigners want the government to fix the date of Easter to help parents, schools and businesses to plan their holidays.

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When people gorge on a chocolate Easter bunny, 76 percent bite off the ears first, 5 percent go for the feet and 4 percent opt for the tail.

Almost one in five children (19) claim they’ve made themselves ill by eating too much chocolate over the Easter holidays

Easter Eggs ready for 2017 were already in shops just before Christmas 2016; people reported seeing Cadburys Creme Eggs and Mini Eggs in some supermarkets on 19th Dec!