Easter Facts and Statistics for 2024

Last Updated on: January 8th, 2024

Here are a few of the most interesting Easter facts and statistics I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Easter is a widely celebrated holiday that marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ and is celebrated by Christians around the world. It is a time for families to come together, enjoy good food, and participate in traditional activities such as egg hunts and church services. Every year, Easter brings about a resurgence of religious and cultural activities, and it is also a time when many businesses see an increase in sales and traffic. From candy and chocolate sales to travel and entertainment, the impact of Easter on the economy is significant. In this article, we will take a closer look at fun Easter facts and explore the various ways in which this holiday affects the world around us.

Easter Facts and Statistics

How is Easter determined/ When is Easter each year?

According to Wikipedia, Easter has come to be the first Sunday after the ecclesiastical full moon that occurs on or soonest after 21 March, but calculations vary.

Number one non-chocolate Easter candy for the past 20 years:


Number of eggs purchased in Austria during the Easter season:

50 million

Percentage of Americans that celebrate Easter:


Percentage of Americans that cook a special meal for Easter:


Last updated 4/16/19

Percentage of Americans that go to restaurants to celebrate Easter:


Last updated 4/16/19

Average amount that Americans spend total on Easter:

$18 billion

Last updated 4/16/19

Average amount an American spends on Easter:

$151.25 per person

Last updated 4/16/19

Percentage of Americans that visit discount stores for their Easter purchases:


Unofficial Easter Lily Capital of the World:

Smith River, California

Number of Easter Lilies sold in North America annually:

11 million

Percentage of Americans that say Easter candy is better than Halloween candy:


Most popular Easter candy in America:

Cadbury Easter Creme Eggs

So there you have it. Hopefully you now know a few more things about Easter than you did 10 minutes ago.

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. Most of these fun facts come from internet reports and may not be official tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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