Easter Facts

How much do you know about the history and traditions behind the original religious observance? Test yourself with these ten questions.

Points available: 10

1:

What is burned to make the ashes for Ash Wednesday?

2:

On which of these days is it traditional to make and serve pancakes?

3:

According to the Bible, who helped Jesus carry the cross?

4:

What color was the cloak Jesus wore on the way to the cross?

5:

Who rolled away the stone from the front of Jesus' grave?

6:

In the Greek Orthodox tradition, what are you supposed to do with Easter eggs dyed red for good luck?

7:

Where did Easter Island get its name?

8:

What does Palm Sunday celebrate?

9:

Which of these isn't a reason Orthodox Easter often falls on a different date from the Western celebration of Easter?

10:

What is celebrated forty days after Easter Sunday?