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By Brad Tuttle
March 25, 2016

Easter is a very big deal in the U.S., and it’s hardly just about religion. Slightly more than half of Americans say they will go to church on Easter, according to a National Retail Federation survey, while 87% of parents will have Easter baskets for their children on the holiday. (More than eight in 10 parents say they’ll eat some of their kids’ Easter candy as well.)

Here are some of the weird, wonderful, and surprising facts about celebrating and spending on Easter.

 

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