Ten egg-cellent world records to get you in the mood for Easter

Published 24/03/2016

Easter is one of the biggest Christian holidays and it is celebrated by millions of people around the world each year. Many people go to Church, take part in huge Easter egg hunts, and of course eat an egg-straordinary amount of chocolate!

Here are ten suitably egg-ceptional Easter-related Guinness World Records achievements to get you in the mood…

1. Largest Easter egg hunt

There were a whopping 501,000 eggs up for grabs in the largest Easter egg hunt ever -yum!

9,753 children and their parents took part at the Cypress Gardens Adventure Park in Winter Haven, Florida, USA, on 1 April 2007.

Largest Easter egg hunt

2. Largest decorated Easter egg

The largest decorated Easter egg was built by Freeport in Alcochete, Portugal and measured 14.79 m (48 ft 6 in) long when measured on 8 March 2008.

Largest decorated Easter egg

3. Largest chocolate Easter egg

Tosca (Italy) created the largest chocolate Easter egg ever. It weighed a massive 7,200 kg (15,873 lbs 4.48 oz) - that's heavier than an African elephant!

It was measured at Le Acciaierie Shopping Centre, in Cortenuova, Italy, on 16 April 2011.

Largest chocolate Easter egg

4. Largest Easter egg tree

The record for the largest Easter egg tree was set by Zoo Rostock GmbH, Rostock, Germany who decorated a tree with 76,596 beautifully painted hens eggs on 8 April 2007.

Largest Easter egg tree

5. Most expensive hot cross bun

A hot cross bun baked in 1829 in Stepney, London, UK, was bought by Bill Foster (UK) for £155 ($218) at the Antiques for Everyone show at the NEC in Birmingham, West Midlands, UK, on 27 April 2000.

It was originally made to hang in the kitchen to ward off evil spirits!

Most expensive hot cross bun

6. Longest rabbit

The longest rabbit is Darius, a Flemish giant rabbit owned by Annette Edwards (UK), who was found to be 4 ft 3 in (129 cm) long when measured on 6 April 2010.

I wonder how big the Easter bunny is?

Longest rabbit

7. Most expensive chocolate egg sold at auction (non-jewelled)

The most expensive non-jewelled chocolate egg sold at auction for an egg-travagant £7,000 ($11,107) and was created by William Curley, Amy Rose Curley, Alistair Birt, Sarah Frankland, Melissa Paul, Rhiann Mead (all UK) and Suzue Curley (Japan). It was sold at the Royal Courts of Justice, London, UK, on 20 March 2012.

Most expensive chocolate egg sold at auction non-jewelled

8. Most entrants in an egg hunt competition

The most people to enter an egg hunt competition is 12,773 and was achieved by The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, as part of World Record London, in London, UK on 21 February – 1 April 2012.

Most entrants in an egg hunt competition

9. Largest collection of rabbit-related items

Rabbit-loving couple Steve Lubanski and Candace Frazee (both USA) have an incredible 28,423 bunny-themed items, as of 25 March 2011, displayed in their own Bunny Museum in Pasadena, California, USA.

10. Longest marathon church organ playing

A few days before Easter and on her 60th birthday, Nina Irslinger (Norway) set a record for the longest church organ marathon, playing for an amazing 60 hours, 1 minute and 25 seconds in Arendal, Norway, on 28-30 March 2015.

Longest marathon church organ playing