About three in four -- Americans who identify themselves as Christian
, as reported by Gallup in December 2014.
50.8 -- Percent of Americans who plan to attend church on Easter Sunday
April 3, 33 A.D. -- Possible date of Jesus' crucifixion
, according to the Bible and earthquake research reported in the International Geology Review in 2012.
165 lbs -- Weight of Jesus's cross
, as determined by French architect Charles Rohault de Fleury in 1870.
$16.4 billion -- Estimated number of dollars to be spent
in the U.S. on Easter in 2015, according to the National Retail Federation.
$140.62 -- Estimated amount that will be spent this year by each American celebrating Easter.
13th century -- About the time people are first thought to have decorated eggs
1700s -- Era in which German immigrants bring stories about "Osterhase
," an early Easter Bunny
, to the United States.
1773 -- Year the first Easter "sunrise service"
was held in the U.S. It was organized by members of the Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
35,000 -- Estimated number of attendees expected at the 137th White House Easter Egg Roll,
scheduled to be held the day after Easter, on April 6.
6 -- Number of minutes it takes the Just Born Candy Co. to make a Peeps Marshmallow Chick.
$18,480 million -- Net sales of Mars Inc in 2014
-- the largest candy company in the world, and home of candy brands like M&M's and Snickers.
32 -- Percent of chocolate lovers in the U.S. who buy extra chocolate for themselves around Easter, according to Mintel.
57 -- Percent of Huffington Post readers who voted in 2013 for licorice
as the worst flavor of Jelly Belly jelly beans.
89 -- Percent of chocolate bunny eaters who go for the ears first
, according to a 2014 survey by the National Confectioners Association.