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Apart from dressing up in one's Sunday best and heading off to church on Easter Sunday, Easter in the US is, unsurprisingly, dominated by candy and chocolate. Various popular brands release a special line of sweet treats available only for the Easter period including Easter colored M&Ms, jelly beans, malted milk eggs, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP002436" title="Cadbury plc" href="/topic/business/consumer-goods-industries/food-industry/cadbury-plc-ORCRP002436.topic">Cadbury</a> Mini Eggs, Cadbury Creme Eggs, chocolate bunnies, Reese's eggs, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP017276" title="Just Born, Inc." href="/topic/business/consumer-goods-industries/food-industry/just-born-inc.-ORCRP017276.topic">Peeps</a> and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP007253" title="The Hershey Co." href="/topic/business/consumer-goods-industries/food-industry/the-hershey-co.-ORCRP007253.topic">Hershey's</a> miniatures with Easter colored wrappers. Those headed to <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100101200000000" title="Washington, DC" href="/topic/us/washington-dc-PLGEO100101200000000.topic">Washington, DC</a> can enjoy one other very famous tradition where the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLCUL000110" title="White House" href="/topic/politics/government/executive-branch/white-house-PLCUL000110.topic">White House</a> opens its lawn to kids for some Easter egg rolling. This tradition was first carried out in 1878 and has continued ever since. Other attractions on the day include a visit with the Easter Bunny and an afternoon of storytelling.

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Apart from dressing up in one's Sunday best and heading off to church on Easter Sunday, Easter in the US is, unsurprisingly, dominated by candy and chocolate. Various popular brands release a special line of sweet treats available only for the Easter period including Easter colored M&Ms, jelly beans, malted milk eggs, Cadbury Mini Eggs, Cadbury Creme Eggs, chocolate bunnies, Reese's eggs, Peeps and Hershey's miniatures with Easter colored wrappers. Those headed to Washington, DC can enjoy one other very famous tradition where the White House opens its lawn to kids for some Easter egg rolling. This tradition was first carried out in 1878 and has continued ever since. Other attractions on the day include a visit with the Easter Bunny and an afternoon of storytelling.

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