I've heard in several places the line that "the death of Christ was the most important thing - it paid the sacrifice." I suppose that's theologically true; I'll let people who are theologically smarter than me comment on that.
But to me - perhaps as I grow older - Easter & resurrection are far more impactful.
It's Easter and the resurrection that proves the death paid the sacrifice.
People have died for other people. Easter proves that God died for man.