People often say the United States is the best country in the world. But sometimes, it’s hard to remember why.

In 1981, Ronald Reagan offered this reminder, and his words still hold true today:

Throughout our history Americans have put their faith in God and no one can doubt that we have been blessed for it. The earliest settlers of this land came in search of religious freedom. Landing on a desolate shoreline, they established a spiritual foundation that has served us ever since.

Today is a special day because it’s a reminder to all Americans of why we’re blessed to live in a country rooted in freedom.

In celebration, we’re highlighting the many ways the nation spends this day.

For some Americans, it’s all about the hunt.


Some spend it in worship and reverence.

Easter Celebrations in America

Others over good food and alongside family.



The smallest are focused on finding (and usually shaking) every single egg.

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They debut their best Easter attire.


Some not always by choice.

Eggs with Easter Celebrations

Some families have been in celebration all week for Passover.


Others are spending the day following the same traditions their parents did.


A lot of Americans are cozy in their homes with close family and friends.



Others are learning to value the spirit of the season—no matter where they are.

Easter Celebrations 2006

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Some people honor the day in a church.


Others through fellowship.


For some, it’s just a day for chocolate-filled eggs.


No matter what you’re celebrating today, it reminds us to be thankful to be Americans— thankful for freedom.

Easter Egg Hunt 2011 in Georgia

How are you celebrating today? What traditions does your family honor each year? Tell us in the comments.

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