TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Many who braved the roads in Tupelo may have noticed Saturday that traffic was a little heavier than usual, especially around retail establishments like the Mall at Barnes Crossing.
Inside, there was a whirlwind of shoppers getting ready for Easter Sunday morning.
"I'm going to wear a hat to church tomorrow," Plantersville resident Arnita Moore said. "We're having early-morning service at 8:00 at New Zion Baptist Church. And I'm going to be clean strutting in there like a turkey."
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"[It's] just carried down generation to generation, I guess," Rienzi resident Rolanda Doggett said.
That probably explains why many were also getting their hair cut and styled just in time for the celebration.
"Friday was the worst day. It was busier yesterday than it was today," said MasterCuts employee Kari Odom.
However, there were some who didn't think that it was worth all the fuss, but ended up doing it because they were told to do so.
"My grandma wants my hair cut," said 8-year old Cameron Cuevas, who visited the salon.
"Because it's the Lord's Day," grandmother Wanda Cuevas said. "He rose from the grave."
No wonder there was a mad rush on Saturday for everyone to find that perfect outfit.
Easter Sunday is perhaps known for bright colors.
In one Tupelo store, there was a variety of colorful outfits to choose from: everything from suits, hats, shirts, neckties and even colorful tennis shoes, which we were told are being sold for Easter just like everything else.
"It's just a traditional culture of fashion. Everybody just loves to dress and look their best to go to church or whatever reason they have. It's just a good thing to do," said Looking Good retail sales manager Gregory Henderson.
Not only does clothing make a big difference on Easter Sunday, so do one's hands and feet. In other words. you have to look good from head to toe.
If that be the case, then the ladies at a salon in Tupelo have it all covered as they were being pampered for the big day.
"Gotta have my toes and nails done. I brought my granddaughter to get hers done," New Albany resident Sally Amos said.
It looks like a lot of folks will have on their Sunday's best for Easter Sunday.
According to Forbes magazine, the Easter season provides retailers with one of their biggest shopping days of the year.
The magazine also reports that shoppers are more satisfied when they cross-shop during the season, buying items like clothes, greeting cards and flowers.