Pittsburgh ranks as 6th best U.S. city to celebrate Easter
You’ve seen the signs for weeks — all that chocolate in the grocery stores, the flower shops blooming with bright colors, and churches all over readying for the big day.
Easter is all around, and Pittsburgh is one of the best cities to experience it in.
According to a study from WalletHub, when it comes to an ideal Easter celebration Pittsburgh comes in at No. 6 among 100 major U.S. cities.
The study looked at 12 metrics — including number of egg-hunt events per capita and share of Christian population.
When it comes to cities with the most citizens observing Easter, Pittsburgh ranked 3rd, coming in behind Birmingham, Ala., and St. Louis. Pittsburgh also has the fourth highest percentage of Christian population (Birmingham has the highest).
Cincinnati beat out Pittsburgh by coming in at No. 4, while Cleveland ranked 13th on the list. Buffalo ranked 16th, Columbus, Ohio, is 41st, and Boston ranked 44th.
Easter can be an expensive holiday to celebrate. According to the National Retail Federation, the average U.S. consumer will spend about $151 — the second highest figure in the history of the NRF’s consumer trends survey — on celebration expenses this year.
Chris Pastrick is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Chris at 412-320-7898, [email protected] or via Twitter .