Here are the Easter Day Statistics for Peoria & Springfield, IL.
Easter Sunday varies between March 22 and April 25. The First Council of Nicaea established the date of Easter as the first Sunday after the full moon following the northern hemisphere's vernal equinox on March 21. Easter is a Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the 3rd day after his crucifixion at Calvary. Easter is preceded by Lent, a 40 day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. The last week of Lent is called Holy Week, and it contains Maundy Thursday, commemorating Maundy and the Last Supper, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Easter is followed by a 50 day period called Eastertide or the Easter Season, ending with Pentecost Sunday. Easter customs vary across the Christian world, but decorating Easter eggs, outdoor Easter Egg hunts and the Easter bunny hiding candy and colored eggs in people's houses are customs in the Western world.