~ Easter in Belgium ~
In Belgium children rise early on Easter morning, to search for chocolate and painted eggs in the garden.
Church bells do not ring from Good Friday until Easter Sunday. Because of this a legend says, that the "Paasklokken" (Easter bells) fly to Rome, and drop eggs on the way back for children to find. Boys and girls fill little baskets with their treasures. After exhausting the resources of their own gardens, the youngsters visit their grandparents for more egg hunting. In Flemish, Easter is called "Pasen". A Flemish wish for Easter is "Vrolijk Pasen!"
~ World's biggest Easter egg! ~
The Belgian chocolate producer Guylian has entered the
Guinness book of records with the biggest Easter egg ever!
The egg measured 8.32 metres high. Twenty-six
craftsman worked altogether 525 hours to build the egg.
They needed 1950 kg of chocolates!