Easter Sunday celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ and is the most significant holiday of the year for Christians. It is celebrated widely in the United States, where 71 percent of Americans identify as Christians.
That figure includes 25 percent who belong to evangelical Christian denominations, 20 percent Catholics, 15 percent mainline Protestants, and 7 percent attending historically black Protestant churches.
51 percent of Americans will attend church on Easter Sunday, and 60 percent will share an Easter meal with family and friends.
Among those celebrating Easter, the average person will spend $150 for a national total of $18 billion in Easter sales.
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