Families around the world are preparing to celebrate Easter. Some families will celebrate with dyed eggs, chocolate bunnies and Easter egg hunts.
Christian families will celebrate Easter as the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion and death on Good Friday.
Your family may attend Easter Vigil Mass on the night before Easter or an Easter sunrise service at your church.
Some families will celebrate Easter by wearing fancy hats and bonnets and participating in an Easter parade in New York City or another location.
In Richmond, Va., Easter on Parade is a favorite tradition for many families. The annual event will bring out 25,000 people for a stroll on Monument Avenue from 1-5 p.m.
Some families decorate indoors and outside with plastic eggs hanging from trees, an Easter flag on the house and baskets and bunnies on display inside.
At the White House, the 135th annual Easter Egg Roll will be held on Easter Monday, April 1. Although this event is free, tickets are available by lottery only.
Families often come together to enjoy an Easter lunch or dinner with extended family members. Easter is a time of joy for children and a time to make memories for families.
Many malls have Easter displays with bunnies and spring flowers. The Easter Bunny is on hand in some locations for photo opportunities.
Many parents will shop for new Easter dresses and suits for their families and will pose for family photos on Easter.
Grocery stores will be filled with shoppers buying ham and many fixings to prepare Easter meals. Some will opt for a restaurant meal instead.
For some families, Easter is celebrated on the road as they enjoy a spring break trip to the beach, Disneyland or another vacation destination.
Kids love the fun activities of Easter and learn their parents' values from how the holiday is observed in their homes.
However you celebrate Easter, the special day offers many opportunities for parents to make memories with their children.