Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter!  So what is the traditional Easter celebration all about?  Read on…

Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is Christianity’s most important holiday. It has been called a moveable feast because it doesn’t fall on a set date every year, as most holidays do. Instead, Christian churches in the West celebrate Easter on the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox on March 21. Therefore, Easter is observed anywhere between March 22 and April 25 every year. Orthodox Christians use the Julian calendar to calculate when Easter will occur and typically celebrate the holiday a week or two after the Western churches, which follow the Gregorian calendar.

Read more at http://www.history.com/topics/history-of-easter

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Hatch Deviled Eggs!

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Hatch chick deviled eggs with this entertaining and delicious recipe.  With olive eyes and red pepper beaks, these little critters have hatched the perfect Easter celebration…

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Eggcelent Chocolate Easter Eggs

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Besides decorating Easter eggs this year, how about decorating and eating chocolate Easter eggs? http://www.divinedinnerparty.com/chocolate-easter-eggs.html

You can make these delicious chocolate Easter eggs in a number of deliciously eggcelent ways!  Try these flavor combinations…

  • Maraschino Cherry and Almond with Milk Chocolate
  • Tiramisu: Rum extract, cocoa, and instant espresso powder with dark chocolate
  • Macadamia Nut and White Chocolate
  • Dried Pineapple, Coconut, and White Chocolate
  • Candied Ginger, Dried Mango, Vanilla, and White Chocolate
  • Raisin Spice with White Chocolate
  • Mint Chocolate-Chip
  • Chocolate & Peanut Butter with Chopped Peanuts

Easter Island?

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Did you know there is actually an Easter Island?

“Easter Island is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. The nearest inhabited land (50 residents) is Pitcairn Island at 2,075 kilometres (1,289 mi), and the nearest continental point lies in central Chile, at 3,512 kilometres (2,182 mi).

Easter Island is a special territory of Chile that was annexed in 1888. Administratively, it belongs to the Valparaíso Region and more specifically, is the onlycommune of the Province Isla de Pascua…Population at the 2002 census was 3,791; 60% were Rapanui, Chileans of European or mixed European and Amerindian descent were 39% of the population, and the remaining 1% were Native Americansfrom mainland Chile. Population density on Easter Island is only 23 inhabitants per square kilometre (60 /sq mi).”

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