120 Easter Trivia Questions

Easter, a time of renewal and celebration, offers the perfect opportunity to gather with friends and family, indulging in delightful traditions and, of course, a bit of friendly competition with some Easter-themed trivia. 

Whether you’re a history buff, a chocolate connoisseur, or simply love the fun of egg hunts, these trivia questions will hop right into your heart

So, gather your peeps, grab a basket of goodies, and get ready to test your knowledge of this egg-citing holiday! 

Let’s see who knows their Easter facts as well as they know their jelly beans!

Easter Trivia Questions

  1. Which country is credited with originating the tradition of the Easter Bunny, and what was the original name of this character in the local language?

  2. Easter is known to fall on different dates each year. What is the range of dates on which Easter can potentially fall?

  3. In which book of the Bible is the account of Jesus’ resurrection, which Easter commemorates, first mentioned?

  4. The White House Easter Egg Roll is a notable event each year. In which year was the first White House Easter Egg Roll held, and which U.S. President hosted it?

  5. What unique Easter tradition is held in Haux, France, involving a giant omelet? How many eggs are typically used in this event?

  6. The Easter Lily is a popular symbol of the holiday. From which country were these lilies first imported into the United States?

  7. What is the name of the Polish Easter tradition where people pour water on each other, and what historical event or legend is it believed to commemorate?

  8. Which famous composer wrote an oratorio often performed around Easter time, and what is the name of this musical work?

  9. In Greek Orthodox tradition, Easter eggs are dyed a specific color. What color are they, and what does this color symbolize?

  10. What is the name of the sweet bread loaf, typically associated with Italian Easter celebrations, that often contains candied fruits and has a unique shape?



  11. In what country is the tradition of “Easter Bilby” instead of the Easter Bunny, to raise awareness for a native endangered species?

  12. What is the significance of the lamb in many Easter traditions around the world, and how is it often represented or used during the holiday?

  13. Which famous U.S. city has an annual Easter parade that dates back to the 1870s, known for its elaborate hats and bonnets?

  14. In Norway, there’s a unique tradition of “Påskekrim” during Easter. What does this tradition involve?

  15. What is the name of the Russian Easter bread, similar to the Italian counterpart, often decorated with icing and colorful sprinkles?

  16. Which Australian island state is known for its annual Chocolate Winterfest, closely associated with Easter celebrations?

  17. The Easter Cactus, often blooming around Easter, is native to which region of the world?

  18. In Sweden and parts of Finland, what unique tradition do children participate in that is similar to Halloween in the United States?

  19. What are the traditional contents of a Simnel cake, a dessert often associated with Easter in the United Kingdom?

  20. During the medieval times, what specific activity was traditionally banned during Lent, leading to its prevalence on Easter?

  21. In which European country is the Easter tradition of “pot throwing” observed, where people throw pots, pans, and other earthenware out of windows?

  22. What is the traditional Easter dish in Spain known as “Mona de Pascua” and what does it typically feature?

  23. How is the date for Easter determined each year according to the Christian ecclesiastical calendar?

  24. What is the origin of the term “Maundy Thursday,” which is part of Holy Week leading up to Easter?

  25. What unusual sporting event is held in England on Easter Monday, involving rolling objects down a hill?

  26. Which U.S. President officially started the tradition of the White House Easter Egg Roll, and what is the significance of this event?

  27. What is the name of the traditional Russian Easter cake, often blessed in church before being eaten?

  28. In what country do people traditionally fly kites on Good Friday, symbolizing the ascension of Christ?

  29. What is the traditional Swedish Easter dessert, similar to a cold rice pudding, called?

  30. Which city in Spain is famous for its elaborate Holy Week processions, known as Semana Santa?

  31. What is the unique Easter tradition in Bermuda involving kites, and what does it symbolize?

  32. In Finland, what is the Easter tradition of “virpominen,” and how is it similar to a North American holiday?

  33. What is the traditional Easter bread in Greece, often decorated with red-dyed eggs, called?

  34. In which Central European country is Easter Monday known as “Ducking Monday,” where men playfully sprinkle water on women?

  35. What is the name of the traditional Polish Easter soup made with rye sourdough, sausage, and hard-boiled eggs?

  36. What is the significance of the pretzel in relation to Easter traditions in some European countries?

  37. How is the Holy Fire ceremony in Jerusalem on Holy Saturday connected to Easter celebrations?

  38. In the Philippines, what unique tradition is observed during Easter that reenacts the Passion of Christ?

  39. What is the unique Easter tradition in Corfu, Greece, involving the throwing of clay pots from windows and balconies?

  40. What are the traditional contents of a British Easter basket, and how do they differ from American traditions?

  41. What is the traditional Easter dance in Finland known as, and what does it symbolize?

  42. Which biblical figure is believed to have first witnessed the resurrected Christ, according to the New Testament?

  43. In the Czech Republic and Slovakia, a unique Easter tradition involves men playfully whipping women with a willow switch. What is this custom called?

  44. What unique Easter tradition is celebrated in the city of Verges, Spain, involving a “death dance”?

  45. In what country is Easter known as “Påsk,” and what traditional game involving eggs is played there?

  46. What is the name of the traditional Easter bread in Poland, often blessed on Holy Saturday?

  47. Which flower, other than the lily, is commonly associated with Easter and symbolizes purity and resurrection?

  48. In which city is the world’s largest Easter egg parade held, known for its elaborate flower-decorated floats?

  49. What unique Easter tradition involves the President of the United States symbolically pardoning an Easter egg?

  50. In which country is the tradition of the Easter witch, where children dress up and exchange paintings or drawings for candy, popular?

  51. What is the traditional Easter Monday activity in England, involving carrying a maiden in a chair decorated with flowers?

  52. What is the Easter tradition of “Cascarones” and in which country is it popular?

  53. What is the name of the Dutch Easter bread, often filled with almond paste and shaped like a ring?

  54. In which South American country do people often create elaborate sand carpets during Holy Week?

  55. What is the name of the traditional Easter cheese dessert from Sicily, often shaped like a lamb?

  56. What is unique about the Easter celebrations in the town of Hallaton, England, involving a hare pie and a barrel of beer?

  57. In Ireland, what traditional activity is carried out on the tops of hills on Easter morning?

  58. What is the significance of the ‘Paschal candle’ used in Christian liturgy during the Easter season?

  59. What is the name of the Easter-related dance performed by men on the Greek island of Chios, involving rocket-like fireworks?

  60. In Australia, what is the significance of the “Easter Show,” and what does it traditionally showcase?

  61. In which country is Easter celebrated with a ‘Water Festival,’ where major water fights take place, symbolizing cleansing for the new year?

  62. What is the name of the traditional German Easter game where children search for eggs, chocolates, and other treats hidden by the ‘Osterhase’ or Easter Bunny?

  63. Which U.S. state is known for its unique Easter tradition of creating a towering bonfire, sometimes shaped like a cross?

  64. How many days does the Greek Orthodox Church’s celebration of Easter, known as ‘Holy Week,’ typically last?

  65. What type of traditional Easter cake is baked in Portugal, often adorned with fava beans and a hard-boiled egg in the shell?

  66. What is the name of the special Easter service held in Christian churches on the Saturday before Easter Sunday, often involving candlelight?

  67. In which Italian city is an explosive cart called ‘Brindellone’ part of the Easter celebrations, leading to a fireworks display?

  68. What is the significance of the white robe often worn by those who get baptized during Easter Vigil services?

  69. Which country celebrates Easter with the tradition of ‘Easter Bilby’ as a substitute for the Easter Bunny to promote wildlife conservation?

  70. What is the name of the flower that blooms in the shape of a trumpet and is often associated with Easter in the United Kingdom?

  71. In what country is the ‘Dance of Death’ performed during Holy Week, dramatizing the last moments of Jesus’ life?

  72. What is the traditional Easter dish in Hungary known as ‘Sonka,’ and what does it consist of?

  73. Which Scandinavian country has a tradition of reading crime novels during Easter, known as ‘Påskekrim’?

  74. In the United States, what is the name of the famous Easter Parade that takes place on Fifth Avenue in New York City?

  75. What is the name of the traditional Easter bread in Ukraine, often elaborately decorated and blessed in church?

  76. In which country do people traditionally eat ‘Tsoureki’ and ‘Mageiritsa’ soup to break their Lenten fast on Easter?

  77. What is the name of the traditional Easter Monday egg-rolling competition held in Preston, England?

  78. What unique Easter tradition is observed in the town of Bessières in France involving the preparation of a giant omelet?

  79. In what country is the Easter tradition of ‘Schlagen’ observed, where boys playfully hit girls with a willow branch?

  80. What is the name of the traditional Easter pie from Italy, filled with cheese, meats, and sometimes hard-boiled eggs, known as ‘Torta Pasqualina’?

  81. In what country is the traditional Easter dessert called “Pashka,” made from cheese and often shaped like a pyramid?

  82. Which Christian denomination traditionally observes a foot washing ceremony on Maundy Thursday as a remembrance of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet?

  83. What is the name of the traditional bread baked in Croatia for Easter, often sweet and decorated with spring motifs?

  84. In which city is the famous Easter play, depicting the Passion of Christ, performed every ten years?

  85. What is the unique Easter tradition in the town of St. Peter’s Square, where the Pope delivers a special message and blessing?

  86. Which flower, often used in Easter celebrations, is known for blooming early in spring and symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings in Christian tradition?

  87. In Lithuania, what traditional art form involves intricately decorating Easter eggs using wax and dyes?

  88. What is the name of the traditional Easter cheese bread made in Russia, often served with Pashka?

  89. In what country is the Easter tradition of hitting metal pots and pans on Holy Saturday to symbolize the end of Lent?

  90. What is the traditional Easter practice in Ireland of “clipping the church,” and what does it involve?

  91. Which U.S. state is known for its annual Easter Surfing Festival, drawing surfers from around the world?

  92. What is the name of the traditional Easter bread in Armenia, often stamped with religious symbols before baking?

  93. In Mexico, what is the significance of the “Burning of Judas” effigies during Easter celebrations?

  94. What unique Easter tradition involves communities in Spain creating large religious scenes out of moss and other natural materials?

  95. What is the name of the traditional Easter lamb dish in Italy, often prepared with herbs and garlic?

  96. In the Philippines, what unique Easter Sunday tradition involves a dramatic reenactment of the meeting between the Risen Christ and the Virgin Mary?

  97. What is the significance of the Easter bread called “Kozunak” in Bulgarian tradition, and how is it prepared?

  98. Which country has a unique Easter tradition of reading the Declaration of Independence on Easter Monday?

  99. In what country is the tradition of “Easter Fires” on Holy Saturday, lighting bonfires to celebrate the end of winter?

  100. What is the traditional Easter game in the United Kingdom involving rolling eggs downhill, and where is it most famously played?

  101. In what country is Easter celebrated with “Semana Santa,” featuring processions and elaborate floats depicting scenes from the Gospels?

  102. What is the name of the traditional Easter sponge cake from Poland, known for its multiple layers and chocolate coating?

  103. Which city in the Netherlands is known for its large Easter bonfire, a tradition dating back centuries?

  104. In what country is Easter known as “Påske,” where it is traditional to read detective novels or watch crime series during the holiday?

  105. What is the name of the traditional Easter dish in Spain, a sweet doughnut-like treat called “Rosquillas”?

  106. How is the Easter tradition of “Emailed Eggs,” where people send decorative virtual eggs to each other, celebrated in certain countries?

  107. What is the traditional Easter Monday activity in England known as “bottle-kicking,” and how is it played?

  108. In which country is it a tradition to plant grass seeds in dishes a few weeks before Easter, resulting in green grass by the holiday?

  109. What is the name of the traditional sweet Easter bread in Slovenia, known for its circular shape and decorative patterns?

  110. In what city is the “Festival of Colors,” coinciding with Easter celebrations, where participants throw colored powders at each other?

  111. What is the name of the traditional Greek soup served on the midnight of Easter Sunday, made from lamb offal and seasoned with lemon and egg?

  112. Which Australian city hosts the “Royal Easter Show,” a large agricultural event with competitions, shows, and parades?

  113. In what country is the Easter tradition of “Pot Throwing” practiced, where people throw pots out of their windows on Holy Saturday?

  114. What is the significance of the butterfly in Christian Easter celebrations?

  115. In the Philippines, what unique Easter tradition involves men and women reenacting the Passion of Christ in a ritual called “Senákulo”?

  116. What is the name of the special Easter dessert in Sicily, a ricotta-filled pastry shaped like a basket?

  117. In which European country is Easter Sunday sometimes celebrated with a bonfire, known as “Osterfeuer”?

  118. What traditional game, involving hard-boiled eggs, is played in the United States and parts of Europe during Easter?

  119. In which country do people traditionally go to a midnight church service on Easter Saturday, then feast on a meal that breaks their Lenten fast?

  120. What is the name of the traditional Easter bread in Czech Republic, similar to brioche and often topped with almonds and sugar?

Answers

  1. Germany is credited with the origin of the Easter Bunny, originally known as “Osterhase” in German.

  2. Easter can fall on any date between March 22 and April 25.

  3. The Resurrection of Jesus is first mentioned in the New Testament book of Matthew.

  4. The first White House Easter Egg Roll was held in 1878, hosted by President Rutherford B. Hayes.

  5. In Haux, France, a tradition involves making a giant omelet in the town’s main square, using around 4,500 eggs.

  6. The Easter Lily was first imported into the U.S. from Japan.

  7. The Polish tradition is called “Śmigus-Dyngus” or Wet Monday, believed to commemorate the baptism of Polish Prince Mieszko I on Easter Monday.

  8. Johann Sebastian Bach wrote the “St Matthew Passion,” often performed around Easter.

  9. Greek Orthodox Easter eggs are dyed red, symbolizing the blood of Christ.

  10. The bread is called “Colomba Pasquale,” a dove-shaped sweet bread loaf.

  11. Australia promotes the “Easter Bilby” to raise awareness for the endangered bilby.

  12. The lamb represents Jesus, known as the “Lamb of God.” It’s often represented in decorations and served as a dish.

  13. New York City is famous for its annual Easter parade, known for its elaborate hats and bonnets.

  14. “Påskekrim” involves reading or watching crime mysteries during Easter.

  15. The Russian Easter bread is called “Kulich.”

  16. Tasmania, Australia, is known for its Chocolate Winterfest.

  17. The Easter Cactus is native to Brazil.

  18. In Sweden and parts of Finland, children dress up as witches and go door-to-door for treats, similar to Halloween.

  19. A Simnel cake contains marzipan or almond paste and is often decorated with eleven marzipan balls representing the apostles, excluding Judas.

  20. Dancing was traditionally banned during Lent, leading to its popularity on Easter as celebrations resumed.

  21. In Greece, the tradition of “pot throwing” is observed on the island of Corfu on Holy Saturday.

  22. “Mona de Pascua” is a cake or sweet bread often featuring a hard-boiled egg.

  23. Easter is determined as the first Sunday after the full moon following the vernal equinox.

  24. “Maundy” comes from the Latin “mandatum,” meaning command or mandate, referencing Jesus’ command to love one another.

  25. In England, the Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling event involves rolling a wheel of cheese down a steep hill.

  26. President Rutherford B. Hayes officially started the White House Easter Egg Roll in 1878. The event symbolizes rebirth and new beginnings.

  27. The traditional Russian Easter cake is called “Kulich.”

  28. In Bermuda, people traditionally fly kites on Good Friday to symbolize the ascension of Christ.

  29. The traditional Swedish Easter dessert is called “Påskris,” a cold rice pudding with cinnamon.

  30. Seville, Spain, is famous for its Holy Week processions, Semana Santa.

  31. In Bermuda, the tradition involves flying handmade kites to symbolize Christ’s ascension.

  32. “Virpominen” is a Finnish Easter tradition where children dress up as witches, reminiscent of North American Halloween.

  33. The traditional Greek Easter bread is called “Tsoureki,” often decorated with red-dyed eggs.

  34. In Hungary, Easter Monday is known as “Ducking Monday,” where men playfully sprinkle water on women.

  35. The traditional Polish Easter soup is called “Żurek.”

  36. Pretzels, with their crossed arms, are said to resemble praying arms and are thus associated with Lent and Easter.

  37. The Holy Fire ceremony in Jerusalem is a miraculous event where a holy fire appears, symbolizing Jesus’ resurrection.

  38. In the Philippines, some devotees participate in actual crucifixions as a form of penance during Easter.

  39. In Corfu, Greece, the tradition involves throwing clay pots to welcome spring and symbolize new crops.

  40. A traditional British Easter basket often includes hot cross buns, a Simnel cake, and chocolate eggs, differing from the American tradition with more focus on candy eggs and the Easter Bunny.

  41. The traditional dance in Finland is known as “Easter Polka,” symbolizing the joy of spring and rebirth.

  42. Mary Magdalene is believed to have first witnessed the resurrected Christ.

  43. This custom in the Czech Republic and Slovakia is called “Pomlázka.”

  44. In Verges, Spain, the “death dance” is performed on Maundy Thursday as part of the Passion of Christ reenactments.

  45. In Sweden (Påsk), a traditional game is “egg rolling,” where children roll eggs down a hill.

  46. The traditional Polish Easter bread is called “Babka.”

  47. The daffodil is another flower commonly associated with Easter, symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings.

  48. The world’s largest Easter egg parade is held in Avenida Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil.

  49. This unique tradition is part of the White House Easter Egg Roll in the United States.

  50. In Sweden, the Easter witch tradition, “Påskkärring,” involves children dressing up and going door to door.

  51. This traditional activity is called “Heaving” or “Lifting Monday.”

  52. “Cascarones” are hollowed-out eggshells filled with confetti, popular in Mexico.

  53. The Dutch Easter bread is called “Paasstol.”

  54. In Guatemala, people create elaborate sand carpets (alfombras) during Holy Week.

  55. The Sicilian Easter cheese dessert is called “Pecorella di Pasqua.”

  56. In Hallaton, the tradition involves a “Hare Pie Scramble” and “Bottle-Kicking” competition.

  57. In Ireland, people traditionally climb hills to watch the sunrise on Easter morning.

  58. The ‘Paschal candle’ represents Christ as the light of the world and is used throughout the Easter season.

  59. The dance is called “Rouketopolemos,” involving a fireworks display on Easter Sunday.

  60. The “Sydney Royal Easter Show” in Australia showcases the nation’s agriculture, with competitions and exhibitions.

  61. Thailand celebrates Easter with the Songkran Water Festival, symbolizing cleansing and renewal.

  62. The traditional German Easter game is ‘Ostereiersuchen,’ an Easter egg hunt.

  63. Louisiana, USA, is known for its tradition of creating Easter bonfires, sometimes in the shape of a cross.

  64. The Greek Orthodox Church’s ‘Holy Week’ lasts for seven days.

  65. In Portugal, the traditional Easter cake is ‘Folar de Páscoa,’ often decorated with fava beans and a hard-boiled egg.

  66. The special service is called the ‘Easter Vigil,’ often held on Holy Saturday night.

  67. In Florence, Italy, the ‘Scoppio del Carro’ involves an explosive cart leading to a fireworks display.

  68. The white robe symbolizes purity and the new life followers receive through baptism.

  69. Australia celebrates with the ‘Easter Bilby’ to promote awareness of this endangered native animal.

  70. The Narcissus flower, specifically the daffodil, blooms in a trumpet shape and is associated with Easter in the UK.

  71. In Spain, particularly in Verges, the ‘Dance of Death’ dramatizes the last moments of Jesus’ life.

  72. ‘Sonka’ is a traditional Hungarian Easter dish consisting of smoked ham.

  73. Norway has the tradition of reading crime novels, known as ‘Påskekrim,’ during Easter.

  74. The famous Easter Parade in New York City is known simply as the ‘Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue.’

  75. In Ukraine, the traditional Easter bread is called ‘Paska,’ often decorated and blessed.

  76. In Greece, people traditionally eat ‘Tsoureki’ (bread) and ‘Mageiritsa’ (soup) to break the Lenten fast.

  77. The egg-rolling competition is called ‘Avenham Park Egg Rolling’ in Preston, England.

  78. In Bessières, France, the tradition involves preparing a giant omelet, using thousands of eggs.

  79. In the Czech Republic, the Easter tradition of ‘Schlagen’ involves boys playfully hitting girls with a willow branch.

  80. The traditional Italian Easter pie is ‘Torta Pasqualina,’ filled with cheese, meats, and sometimes eggs.

  81. “Pashka” is a traditional Russian Easter dessert made from cheese and often shaped like a pyramid.

  82. Many Protestant denominations, including some Anglican and Lutheran churches, traditionally observe a foot washing ceremony on Maundy Thursday.

  83. The traditional Croatian Easter bread is called “Sirnica,” often sweet and decorated with spring motifs.

  84. The city of Oberammergau, Germany, is famous for its Passion Play performed every ten years.

  85. In St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City, the Pope delivers the “Urbi et Orbi” message and blessing on Easter.

  86. The tulip is often used in Easter celebrations, symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings.

  87. In Lithuania, the art form of decorating Easter eggs is known as “Marguciai.”

  88. The traditional Russian Easter cheese bread is called “Kulich.”

  89. In Greece, the tradition of hitting pots and pans on Holy Saturday is known as the “First Resurrection” celebration.

  90. “Clipping the church” in Ireland involves parishioners holding hands to form a circle around the church.

  91. Florida, USA, is known for its annual Easter Surfing Festival.

  92. The traditional Armenian Easter bread is called “Choereg,” often stamped with religious symbols.

  93. In Mexico, “Burning of Judas” effigies symbolizes the defeat of evil and betrayal.

  94. In Spain, communities create “Pasos,” large religious scenes, for Easter processions.

  95. The traditional Italian Easter lamb dish is called “Agnello al forno.”

  96. In the Philippines, the Easter Sunday tradition is called “Salubong,” a reenactment of the meeting between Christ and the Virgin Mary.

  97. “Kozunak” is a sweet bread in Bulgaria, symbolizing the body of Christ and is prepared with eggs, butter, and sugar.

  98. Finland has the unique tradition of reading the Declaration of Independence on Easter Monday.

  99. In Germany, the tradition of “Easter Fires” on Holy Saturday is celebrated, particularly in the northwestern regions.

  100. The traditional game is called “egg rolling,” most famously played in Preston, Lancashire, at Avenham Park.

  101. Spain celebrates Easter with “Semana Santa,” featuring religious processions and floats.

  102. The traditional Polish Easter cake is called “Babka,” known for its layers and chocolate coating.

  103. In the city of Scheveningen, Netherlands, a large Easter bonfire is a traditional celebration.

  104. In Norway, “Påske” is celebrated with the tradition of reading detective stories or watching crime series.

  105. “Rosquillas” is a sweet doughnut-like treat traditionally eaten in Spain during Easter.

  106. “Emailed Eggs” is a modern tradition where people send decorative virtual eggs to each other, celebrated in various countries.

  107. “Bottle-kicking” is an Easter Monday activity in England, a game resembling rugby but played with a wooden cask.

  108. In Finland, it is a tradition to plant grass seeds in dishes before Easter to have green grass by the holiday.

  109. The traditional Slovenian Easter bread is called “Potica,” known for its circular shape and decorative patterns.

  110. The “Festival of Colors” is celebrated in Kathmandu, Nepal, coinciding with Easter celebrations.

  111. The traditional Greek soup is “Magiritsa,” served at midnight on Easter Sunday.

  112. Sydney, Australia, hosts the “Royal Easter Show,” a significant agricultural and entertainment event.

  113. In Greece, the Easter tradition of “Pot Throwing” is practiced, where people throw pots out of windows on Holy Saturday.

  114. The butterfly symbolizes resurrection and new life in Christian Easter celebrations.

  115. In the Philippines, the “Senákulo” is a ritual reenactment of the Passion of Christ during Easter.

  116. The special Sicilian Easter dessert is “Cassata Siciliana,” a ricotta-filled pastry shaped like a basket.

  117. Germany sometimes celebrates Easter Sunday with a bonfire, known as “Osterfeuer.”

  118. “Egg tapping” or “egg jarping” is a traditional game played with hard-boiled eggs during Easter.

  119. In Greece, people attend a midnight church service on Easter Saturday, then feast on a meal that breaks the Lenten fast.

  120. The traditional Czech Easter bread is called “Mazanec,” similar to brioche and often topped with almonds and sugar.
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