Easter is one of the most beloved and important holidays in the Christian calendar. Every year, millions of people across the world come together to celebrate with food, games, and decorations.
Knowing a few Easter trivia questions can be a great way to liven up any gathering and deepen your understanding of this meaningful holiday.
Here are some fun and thought-provoking Easter trivia questions that will challenge you and your friends to see how much you know about this special time of year. Don’t forget to download your free Easter trivia printable at the end of the post!
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62 Easter Trivia Questions and Answers
What do white Easter lilies symbolize?
Answer: White Easter flowers, like the lily, often symbolize purity and innocence.
Which civilization started the tradition of giving eggs as gifts?
In which country would you find people dressed in long robes and pointed hoods (capirote) designed to keep the wearer’s identity secret during public atonement for past sins? This country also has a specific town where skeleton costumes are put on for a ‘dance of death’ on Maundy Thursday.
Children from which two countries celebrate Easter by going door to door dressed up as witches, accepting candy and other sugary bribes from each household, and in return, they use willow branches to drive evil spirits away.
Answer: Finland and Sweden.
In the Bible, how many days passed between Jesus’ death and resurrection?
What is the Spanish phrase for ‘Holy Week’?
Answer: Semana Santa.
In which country is Easter NOT a national holiday: United Kingdom, Spain, Ghana, or United States?
Answer: United States.
Buying and wearing what for Easter is said to bring good luck for the rest of the year?
Answer: New clothing.
What is the name of the Charlie Brown Easter special that debuted in 1974?
Answer: It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown!
What is the classic1998 animated movie about the chosen Egyptian Prince Moses?
Answer: The Prince of Egypt.
What is the most popular chocolate given out in England during Easter?
Answer: Cadbury Creme Eggs.
This event has been celebrated by the presidents of the United States and their families since 1878. What is it?
Answer: “The White House Easter Egg Roll”.
If the first White House Easter Egg Roll took place in 1878, which president hosted the first event?
Answer: Rutherford B. Hayes.
What do we do to clocks in the springtime?
Answer: Turn clocks ahead and lose an hour.
What is Easter a celebration of?
Answer: Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
How is Easter traditionally celebrated?
Answer: Easter is traditionally celebrated with church services, Easter egg hunts, and the exchange of Easter gifts, such as chocolate eggs and bunnies.
Why do people exchange Easter eggs?
Answer: The exchange of Easter eggs is believed to symbolize new life and the resurrection of Jesus.
How are Easter eggs decorated?
Answer: With bright colors and patterns, often using dyes or paint. Some people also decorate eggs with stickers, glitter, or other decorative materials.
Why are eggs are associated with Easter?
Answer: Eggs are associated with Easter because they symbolize new life. For Christians, Easter eggs are used as a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus.
What animal is commonly associated with Easter?
Answer: Bunny (or rabbit).
What is the Easter Bunny’s role on Easter?
Answer: It is a large rabbit that brings Easter eggs and other treats to children on Easter morning.
True or False: Easter happens on the same day every year.
Answer: False. Easter does not fall on the same day each year. The date of Easter Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon (Spring Equinox).
What two months can Easter fall in?
Answer: March and April.
What is the traditional Easter flower?
Answer: The Easter lily. Easter lilies are white with trumpet-shaped flowers.
What is the religious name for the 40 days before Easter?
70% of all Easter candy purchased is what type of candy?
Approximately 76% of people prefer to eat which part of a chocolate Easter Bunny first?
Answer: The ears.
Why do Christians celebrate Good Friday?
Answer: The holiday commemorates the death of Jesus on the cross.
When is Good Friday?
Answer: It takes place on the Friday before Easter Sunday.
What’s the day before Good Friday called?
Answer: Maundy Thursday.
What is Palm Sunday?
Answer: The holiday that marks the beginning of Holy Week. It commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem when he was greeted with palm branches.
In relation to Easter day, what day was the Last Supper?
Answer: The Last Supper was Maundy Thursday which is three days before Easter.
What animal did Jesus go to Jerusalem on?
Answer: A donkey.
What was the name of the apostle who betrayed Jesus?
Aside from the Easter Bunny, what other animal is also a symbol of Easter?
Answer: A chick.
What is the chick-shaped marshmallow candy sold at Easter called?
Before 1953, it took how many hours to produce a single marshmallow Peep — 5 hours, 8 hours, 12 hours, or 27 hours?
Answer: 27 hours.
What is the name of a male rabbit?
Answer: A buck.
What are Hot Cross Buns?
Answer: They are sweet buns that are marked with a cross, and are thought to symbolize the crucifixion of Jesus.
What meat is traditionally eaten on Easter?
What is the most popular meat eaten in the United States on Easter?
Can you describe what sinmel, a traditional dessert of England, looks like?
Answer: Simnel is a fruit cake with marzipan on top and 11 marzipan balls representing the 11 apostles (excluding Judas).
True or False: Easter Island is a real place in the world.
Answer: True. This island is also known as Rapa Nui. The Dutch explorer who was the island’s first-recorded European visitor arrived on Easter Sunday in 1722, So ‘Easter Island’ became its nickname.
What food is often served on Shrove Tuesday?
True or false: A snake is a symbol of Easter as it was a sacrificial animal in the Old Testament.
Answer: False. The sacrificial animal was a lamb, not a snake.
The Easter Bunny is thought to have originated in which country? Is it Germany, the United States, or England?
Which animal is used as the mascot for Easter in Australia instead of a rabbit?
Answer: The bilby, an animal with long ears and a mouse-like nose. In Australia, rabbits are not a popular animal because they damage crops.
What color were the first Easter eggs?
Answer: Red. The red eggs represent the blood of Christ and rebirth.
What dried fruit do you find in Hot Cross Buns?
In England, what is the name of the fruitcake with marzipan balls traditionally served at tea time on Easter?
How many marzipan balls are traditionally on a simnel cake?
At the Last Supper, what did Jesus say the wine represented?
Answer: His blood.
Who was the first person to discover Jesus’ tomb was empty?
Answer: Mary Magdalene.
Where in the USA is the world’s largest Easter parade held?
Answer: New York City.
If you don’t want bad luck, which chore should you not do on Good Friday?
Answer: Washing clothes.
Holy Week is celebrated during the week leading up to Easter. What is the first and last days of Holy Week?
Answer: It begins on Palm Sunday, continues on to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and then finally, Easter Sunday.
Is more candy sold for Easter, Christmas, Valentine’s Day or Halloween?
In the 13th century, the church prohibited eating what during Holy Week?
Easter Island is a territory of which country?
Answer: It is a territory of Chile that lies far off in the Pacific Ocean, roughly halfway to Tahiti.
Why are pretzels considered an Easter food?
Answer: Because their design is said to look like praying arms and hands.
How many apostles did Jesus have?
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