Many people, of course, will distract themselves from the Gospel message by focusing on chocolate bunnies, colored eggs and ham dinners. Most will make obligatory trips to church, and perhaps some may come away with vague feelings of inspiration. A few, praise God, will genuinely understand the Gospel message that Jesus died in their place to atone for their sin and rose three days later so that He could give eternal life to those who trust in Him.
Christians commemorate the Lord's death, burial and resurrection throughout the year, recognizing them as so much more than the ushering in of spring. The apostle Paul identified these three events as the very core of the Gospel!
Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, 2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.We underestimate the absolute centrality of the death, burial and resurrection, undoubtedly because most pulpiteers litter their sermons with mysticism and psychological jargon. They give the Gospel honorable mention before rushing on to more "relevant" subject matter.
3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6 Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. 8 Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. ~~1 Corinthians 15:1-8 (ESV)
Yet how could anything possibly be more relevant than Jesus dying for our sin and rising again? I base my very life on the events of Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, clinging to them as my source hope. Certainly, I enjoy fluffy white bunnies and baskets of dyed eggs. But I find sustenance in the heart of the Gospel.