Spring has sprung – and that means it’s time for a visit from the Easter Bunny. A blend of religious and secular observations make Easter one of the sweetest celebrations for candy lovers.
The most well-known symbol associated with Easter, dating to the 17th century, is the Easter Bunny. Learn more about the Easter Bunny and other symbols and traditions of the holiday.
Today about 87 of American parents say Easter baskets are a household tradition. Eighty percent of the total U.S. population shares Easter candy with friends, family or colleagues some or most years.
Since there are so many goodies being handed out on Easter Sunday, it’s a good time to keep moderation in mind. Our moderation guides are a handy way to make sure you treat right on Easter or any day of the year. For more information on enjoying your candy responsibly, visit the Treat Right section of our website.
- Sweet Easter Insights – fun facts about candy, consumers and the celebration of Easter
- Easter: An Egg-ceptionally Sweet History – an historic look at the Easter Bunny, and the connection between Easter and candy
- Easter by the Numbers (graphic)
- Which Came First: the Easter bunny or the the Easter egg (graphic)
- Health and Safety
- Easter Fun
- All About Jelly Beans