Is Easter a national holiday?


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In the United States of America, Easter is not a federal holiday. Easter is a holiday celebrated primarily by Christians, the largest religious group in the United States. Therefore, although it is not legally recognized, it is celebrated by the vast majority of Americans.

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Is Easter a national holiday?
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Closing businesses on Easter is up to the discretion of the business owners. Easter is always celebrated on Sunday, so most schools and businesses are typically already closed. Many Christian-affiliated schools and businesses will also close on the Friday before Easter. Some schools will also go on a "Spring Break," which can coincide with the Easter holiday.

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