Easter Sunday, for as long as I can remember, was a day to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I simply can't recall when that wasn't the focus from the earliest age. Mama always made sure we had new "Easter" clothes, and for me that included new patent leather shoes, a new purse and a bonnet! During "those days" gloves were still in vogue and Mama and I both wore ours proudly! Of course, I looked forward to an Easter basket, but I didn't realize early on the new clothes and accessories were part of the "newness" of life that came with Christ's victory over death. All things became new through His sacrifice on that cruel cross.
Thus, when I had children of my own, they also wore new clothes (or as much as we could afford) and my little Kimberly wore those white gloves! But I do hope that the lessons we tried to impress on them, not necessarily the importance of new clothes, but the sacrifice of Jesus for our eternal salvation has been taught.
But whatever your tradition; the particular foods you prepare, the photos you take each year, the events you carry on, the people you visit will all include remembering or celebrating in some way....through church attendance or a moment to reflect...the reason this holiday is special. It is the pinnacle of the Christian faith for if there was no resurrection, there would be no reason to celebrate.
Blessings to you and yours this day!