Easter falls on a spring Sunday that varies from year to year. Easter is a Christian holiday observing the resurrection (awakening from the dead) of Jesus Christ.
The special tables used to fix the date of Easter are rather complicated. In general, Easter Day is the first Sunday after the full moon that occurs after the vernal equinox. Easter is a day of religious services and family gatherings. Many people follow traditions of coloring hard boiled eggs and presenting children with baskets of candy. Since people generally buy new clothing, shoes, apparel and quantities of candy to mark the occasion, retail stores have sales and discounts on those items.