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Easter 2017. Which are the best places to celebrate Easter this weekend

Easter 2017 is for Christians a holy experience, that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, at the end of a 40-day period of fasting, reflection, prayer and repentance.

Easter 2017 will be felt different across the United States. Thus, some Americans will feel the Easter spirit more than others, depending on where they live.

To identify those areas, WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities based on 11 metrics, from “number of egg-hunt events per capita” to “percentage of Christian population”,  that define an ideal Easter celebration.

Source: WalletHub

The best 10 cities for celebrating Easter, according to WalletHub’s analysts, are:

  1. St. Louis, MO
  2. Birmingham, AL
  3. Pittsburgh, PA
  4. Cincinnati, OH
  5. Orlando, FL
  6. Atlanta, GA
  7. Buffalo, NY
  8. Honolulu, HI
  9. Cleveland, OH
  10. Minneapolis, MN

St. Louis, MO, Cincinnati, OH, Birmingham, AL, Pittsburgh, PA, and Orlando, FL, topped the rankings on the number of churches per capita, while North Las Vegas, NV, Winston-Salem, NC, Hialeah, FL, Laredo, TX and Greensboro, NC, are at the end of the list, with the fewest churches.

The highest share of Christian population is reported in Birmingham, AL, Laredo, TX, Corpus Christi, TX, Pittsburgh, PA, and Boston, MA, while the lowest is in Seattle, WA, Anchorage, AK, Reno, NV, Portland, OR, Colorado Springs, CO.

For the amateurs of Easter-egg hunt events, most of them are organised in Miami, FL, Cincinnati, OH, Durham, NC, Irvine, CA, Glendale, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, and the fewest in Portland, OR, Detroit, MIC, Fort Worth, TX, San Jose, CA, Los Angeles, CA.

On the other hand, people who want to enjoy the Easter weather, the best forecast is for Oklahoma, OK, Birmingham, AL, Albuquerque, NM, Fresno, CA, Atlanta, GA, while the worst Easter weather forecast is for Anchorage, AK, Reno, NV, Hialeah, FL, Pittsburgh, PA, Boise, ID, and Seattle, WA.

Easter 2017 it’s not only holy experience, but also another big “consumer” holiday that’s expected to rake in billions. The average U.S. consumer will spend on celebration expenses this year , according to the National Retail Federation, almost $152, the highest figure in the history of the NRF’s consumer trends survey.

Madeline Gorthon