As the spring season arrives with new growth and brighter colors, it also brings a holiday that people celebrate in a variety of ways. Some celebrate Easter as the day that Jesus rose from the grave after three days while others enjoy telling children about the Easter Bunny. Some celebrate in both ways. No matter which way you celebrate the holiday, you might be among those who spend a combined $1.9 billion on candy each year. Easter is considered the second largest holiday for buying candy with Halloween being the first.
Almost 75 percent of the candy purchased for Easter is chocolate. Before egg dye was made of food coloring and other products, it was once made of natural items. These included beets, onion peels, petals from flowers, and a variety of juices. There are several companies that don’t believe in dyeing chicks for Easter because it could harm their skin or their feathers as this is a practice that is often performed along with dyeing Easter eggs. Easter is always on a Sunday 40 days after Lent, but the date of the holiday changes each year. Lent is known as a time when people fast, but in recent years, many have fasted from things other than food, such as social media or a favorite activity.