When is Easter and how will it be different this year amid coronavirus?
CLOSE Have you wondered where the Easter Bunny comes from? And of all creatures, why a rabbit? USA TODAYCelebrated around the world, Easter is one of the most important holidays in the Christian religion. The springtime holiday celebrates the belief that Christ resurrected from the dead. But this year, Easter celebrations will likely look a lot different as more than 1.5 billion people worldwide have been asked to stay home amid the spread of coronavirus. On Thursday, the U.S. surpassed China and Italy as the nation with the most confirmed cases of COVID-19. President Donald Trump said earlier this week that he hopes to lift coronavirus restrictions by Easter because it would be a “beautiful time.” But Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the coronavirus task force and the country’s leading expert on infectious diseases, said the Easter deadline was “flexible” and needs to be evaluated on a day-to-day basis. Here is a look at some of Easter’s cherished traditions and how they may change because of the coronavirus pandemic.What is Easter?The biblical story of Easter says that three days after Jesus was murdered, he arose, and women who checked on his tomb Easter morning found it empty. Easter also marks the end of Holy Week, the last week of Lent. When is