Colorful parades, a busy bunny, and the traditional "Egg Roll" in front of the White House: Easter is one of the most popular holidays in the USA. Learn about the most important Easter traditions in the States.
Good Friday is a bank holiday in the following states:
Whether employees in other states get a day off over Easter depends on their employer. Also, most school children in the United States do not have Easter vacation but longer summer vacations and the mandatory Spring Break.
As in many other countries, the Easter Bunny hides colorful eggs and candy for children in the United States. After the egg hunt, the popular "Easter Egg Roll" begins, where all the children simultaneously roll an egg down a hill, hoping that their own egg will win the race.
New York City is the destination of choice for many USA tourists and Americans from all over the nation on Easter, as it hosts the annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue!
At the parade and its associated Bonnet Festival, what matters most is your headgear: like the Kentucky Derby, the New York Easter Parade traditionally calls for wearing completely over-the-top hats and bonnets.
|Easter vacation in New York City|
|Getting there:||Flight to JFK International Airport|
|Hotel:||Rooms near Fifth Avenue|
|Rental car:||Car rental guide for the USA|
|Easter Parade 2022:||Easter Sunday, April 17th, 2022, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
On the South Lawn in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., the popular White House Easter Egg Roll is traditionally held. The best part of the race: the sitting US president participates as a referee!
The Easter Egg Roll has a history: President Rutherford B. Hayes hosted the big Easter party for the first time in 1878. The White House has reliably invited people to the garden on Easter Monday despite minor interruptions to the tradition.
Similar to the US government's annual Green Card Lottery, tickets for the roll in front of the White House will be drawn in a lottery. Registration for the lottery on recreation.gov is possible once the Easter Egg Roll 2022 date has been announced by the White House.
Many Americans go to church on Easter Sunday. Communities hold special Easter services with special traditions such as recitation of Easter poems by children.
Usually, families gather early in the morning, dressed in festive springtime attire, and then make their way to church together. After the service, they enjoy a large Easter brunch.
Those who do not arrange to go to church together with the following Easter Brunch usually meet later with family or friends for a traditional Easter Dinner. The feast is served either at home or in a restaurant and usually consists of the following elements:
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