How will you celebrate Easter in 2021? OnePoll (on behalf of HI-CHEW) recently conducted a survey of 2,000 American parents and the results show that family, safety and holiday traditions are key to this year’s celebrations.

According to OnePoll’s results, 73 percent of parents rank celebrating with extended family as the best part of Easter. Of course, with the “new normal” changing almost everything about anything parents do, this extended family type of Easter awesomeness won’t look the same in 2021.

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Eighty-one percent of the parents surveyed agree they need to find a “safe” way to bring their families together this year. This includes virtual gatherings and Easter egg hunts as well as outdoor activities such as picnics.

If you’re planning a classic Easter-time egg dying day type of holiday event, you aren’t alone. OnePoll’s survey found 41 percent of parents will have this sort of Easter activity at their own home this year. Another 42 percent plan on having an Easter celebration at a family member’s house, while 24 percent say they’ll go to a church, 18 percent plan on a public park day and 14 percent will dine out at a restaurant.

To make the day safer, 67 percent of survey participants say hand washing and sanitizing is an important part of their Easter day, 64 percent plan to wear masks/face coverings in public, 51 percent will spend family time in a social distant outdoor space and 25 percent will call ahead to make restaurant reservations.

Along with where they’ll spend the holiday and how they’ll maintain a safe celebration setting, the surveyed families also reported on their top Easter activities. A whopping 83 percent will have an Easter egg hunt, 69 percent will eat candy, 69 percent will dye eggs, 58 percent will take fam photos, 57 percent will make a holiday dinner, 51 percent will put together Easter baskets and 42 percent will get crafty with Easter projects.

If you’re wondering how much candy other parents buy or how much they allow their kiddos to eat, the survey has answers. The parents surveyed said they’ll buy an average of four bags of candy and will allow their children to eat 12 pieces!

—Erica Loop

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