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Searching, Spending and Sharing: Fun Easter/Internet Facts and Figures

01 April 2015 16:18

Whether it's about church, chocolate, family or a long weekend, we are all getting ready for  Easter. Easter is Christianity’s oldest and most important holiday, during which Christians celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection three days after he was crucified.

Easter comes with some shocking facts and figures but what about their online parallels?!

1) Searching

Easter: The largest ever Easter egg hunt was in Florida, where 9,753 children searched for 501,000 eggs.

Internet: More Americans search for “church” around Easter than at any other time, with the Christmas season usually ranking second, according to Google Trends data between 2004 and 2013. 

2) Spending

Easter: With all those eggs and other chocolate treats for family, relatives, loved ones and friends, it should be no surprise that households spend an average of £75 on Easter each year.

Internet: According to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights and Analytics. Online Easter shoppers said they plan to spend an average of $225 on the holiday, which is 64% more than Easter shoppers overall.

3) Sharing

Easter: The custom of sharing eggs at Easter has been traced back to Egyptians, Persians, Gauls, Greeks and Romans, for whom the egg was a symbol of life.

Internet: Social media is getting into sharing Easter too. Yes, Easter eggs are hidden there in Facebook. Sometimes the code lies in footer and sometimes a special word in the chat window can bring wonders on your screen. Here is an easy one which you can try right now. Login to your Facebook profile, and change your language to English Upside down, and you will be seeing an interesting version of Facebook.