Easter is one of the biggest religious holidays of the year, and it's already this coming Sunday. It's hard to miss with all the chocolate bunnies and Peeps in the grocery isles.

Easter egg hunts and Easter baskets are a tradition in Minnesota that you can always count on. Having nice weather is a different story, making it difficult to plan outdoor egg hunts from year-to-year. This time of year the weather can be in the 60's, or in the 30's as we transition into spring. Even with that factor, a Minnesota city was still able to make the top 20 list for awesome Easter celebrations!

Wallethub just released their annual list of 2018's Best Places to Celebrate Easter, and our 2 largest cities made the top 100 list, with one of them in the top 20. They compared the 100 largest cities based on 12 metrics that speak to an ideal Easter celebration. Their metrics range from “number of egg-hunt events per capita” to “share of Christian population.”.

Congrats to Minneapolis for being the 19th best place in the country to celebrate Easter. St. Paul came in at 34th, which is still a great ranking. Here's who all came in the top 20, just in case you're looking to step up your Easter fun place:

Source: WalletHub
  1. New York, NY
  2. St. Louis, MO
  3. Chicago, IL
  4. Pittsburgh, PA
  5. Los Angeles, CA
  6. Birmingham, AL
  7. Atlanta, GA
  8. Houston, TX
  9. Cincinnati, OH
  10. Orlando, FL
  11. Las Vegas, NV
  12. Philadelphia, PA
  13. Dallas, TX
  14. San Antonio, TX
  15. San Diego, CA
  16. Miami, FL
  17. Cleveland, OH
  18. Oklahoma City, OK
  19. Minneapolis, MN
  20. San Francisco, CA

It doesn't surprise me about New York being first on the list, they have a very large Christian (especially Catholic) population. I didn't realize St. Louis was so similar with religious population.

If you're wondering how much you should look at spending on Easter each year, the average American spends around $150 between candy, baskets, eggs for coloring, and of course the Easter dinner. The total amount of money that will be spent in the U.S. this year is expected to be about $18.7 billion, which is only down .2 billion from last year.

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