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Easter traditions in the United States 2018

Easter is a time in spring when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Like in many other countries, it is a popular event in the United States, celebrated by a major part of the U.S. respondents 18 years and older. The exact date of Easter changes every year and several events, such as Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, lead up to the holy day. Different countries celebrate Easter differently so what are the most common customs being followed by the U.S. respondents around this holiday?

Giving out baskets of candies is the most followed custom among U.S. consumers who celebrate Easter in general. These baskets are usually given out to children who tend to celebrate this event with full zeal and zest. Egg hunting is another common practice on this occasion and these eggs are usually made of chocolate or other candy.

Easter candies
Easter candies serve as a billion-dollar market in the United States. As of 2018, the American public spent US$2.63 billion on these food items, an increase of US$0.05 billion from the previous year. Unlike Christmas, where one usually purchases gifts for the entire household, it is mostly children who get presents on Easter.

Which of the following customs do you follow around Easter?

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Number of respondents

851 respondents

Age group

18 to 64 years

Special properties

respondents who celebrate Easter

Supplementary notes

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