Some friends on Facebook are debating whether Easter is as popular a holiday here as it is in the UK in response to this article in The Guardian written by a writer who claims Easter has never been popular in the US.
Excuse me, young man, but you have not done your homework. Thirty years ago, Easter was still a huge holiday in the US celebrated by the traditional Easter bonnets, new outfits (even for disadvantaged families) new shoes and Easter baskets. It has faded over the decades probably due to political correctness over religious issues, but it still marks the start of spring to many of us.
We always have a big Easter dinner and buy chocolate bunnies and eggs for the kids in our life and celebrate the season with the first asparagus, ramps and spring lamb. Dig a little deeper than your short lifetime, Mr. Columnist, and you might learn something.