Published 10 April 2017
Easter is one of the biggest Christian holidays of the year and it is celebrated by millions of people around the world. 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 tree
A pecan tree containing a jaw-dropping 82,404 painted hen eggs was built by Associação Visite Pomerode (Brazil), at the 9º Osterfest, in Pomerode, Santa Catarina, Brazil, on 16 March 2017.
They started collecting eggs back in April 2016 and painted all them with orange, yellow and green colours.
2. Largest rabbit made of chocolate
This delicious giant weighed in at 4,245.5 kg (9,359.7 lbs) and was achieved by Equipe da Casa do Chocolate at Shopping Uberaba, in Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil, on 25 February 2017.
It took nine professional chocolatiers eight days to make the sculpture.
3. Largest Easter egg hunt
On 1 April 2007, an Easter-egg hunt featuring 501,000 eggs was staged at the Cypress Gardens Adventure Park in Winter Haven, Florida, USA. Altogether, 9,753 children took part in the hunt for the eggs, accompanied by their parents.
4. Largest decorated Easter egg
The world’s largest decorated Easter egg was built by Freeport in Alcochete, Portugal. GWR’s Kristien Teufel confirmed that it was 14.79 m (48 ft 6 in) long and 8.40 m (27 ft 6 in) in diameter when he paid a visit on 8 March 2008.
5. Largest chocolate Easter egg
n 2011, Le Acciaierie Shopping Village in Cortenuova, Italy, unveiled a chocolate egg weighing 7,200 kg (15,873 lb) and standing 10.39 m (34 ft 1 in) tall.
At more than twice the height of a typical London double-decker bus, this eggs-treme creation is also the tallest Easter egg.
6. 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It was originally made to hang in the kitchen to ward off evil spirits!
7. 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?
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.