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Statistically Speaking

Yesterday was Easter, a holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus in the western Christian churches. Easter occurs on the first Sunday after the paschal full moon that follows the vernal equinox. In honor of the holiday, here are some facts about Easter and the ways that people celebrate it:

35: The number of possible days that Easter can fall on

30,000: The number of people who have received tickets for Monday’s Easter Egg Roll at the White House

$2.3 billion: The approximate amount that Americans will spend on Easter candy this year

57 million: The number of Easter cards purchased in the U.S. last year

Sources: oikoumene.org, whitehouse.gov, cia.gov, and bloomberg.com