Spring is in the air! The fresh sight of budding flowers, the vibrancy of beautiful weather, and, of course, the celebration of Easter is all anticipated with the arrival of spring. Easter is a glorious holiday filled with faith, joy, easter eggs, and tons of chocolate bunnies. According to Wallethub, Easter is a big consumer holiday that rakes in billions and gives most Americans toothaches from the large consumptions of sugary Easter treats. For Christians, on the other hand, it is a day to sing joyous praises in celebration of the resurrection of Christ. In adherence with this holiday, many believers, especially in Catholic cities like New Orleans, will attend church services, some via livestream, to celebrate the resurrection and what it symbolizes.
In our beloved city of New Orleans, Easter is celebrated to the max. According to WalletHub's survey of the best U.S. cities to celebrate Easter, New Orleans ranks 4th in the nation. In order to determine this rank, WalletHub compared the 100 most populated cities across five key dimensions. These five dimensions include: safety, traditions, weather, observers, and kid's Easter. Those five dimensions were also evaluated using 13 metrics, with each metric being graded on a 100-point scale. The survey lists the top three best cities above New Orleans to celebrate Easter are: Birmingham, Alabama; New York City; and Minneapolis.
In contrast, WalletHub says the worst cities to celebrate the Easter holiday include: Colorado Springs, Colorado; Newark, New Jersey; and Garland, Texas. Some of these cities lacked in having a large Christian population and churches, as well as lacked the ideal Easter weather. Even though we will be celebrating our second year of Easter under COVID-19 restrictions, we must make sure to still find ways to enjoy ourselves, our faith, and our family on such a beautiful holiday.
For more information about the survey, please visit Wallethub.