WalletHub ranks Honolulu as the eighth best city in America for celebrating Easter.
Analysts at the personal finance website compared the 100 most populated U.S. cities across four dimensions:
>> Easter observers (share of Christian population and churches per capita)
>> Easter traditions (brunch restaurants per capita, restaurant meal cost, candy and chocolate stores per capita, flower and gift shops per capita, and most caring city)
>> Kids’ Easter (share of children aged 8 and younger and Easter egg hunts per capita)
>> Easter weather
With our diverse population, Honolulu ranked 53rd for observers, but because we love candy and chocolate (No. 1 in that metric) and shopping for gifts and flowers (No. 3), and because we are a caring kind (No. 5), Honolulu claimed the top spot for Easter traditions.
Our keiki ranking was a respectable 19th, but shockingly, Honolulu was 55th in terms of weather, according to WalletHub — no doubt due to shady metrics that consider the optimal outdoor temperature for this time of year as a chilly-by-Hawaii-standards 70 degrees.
Considering all factors, St. Louis, Mo., was named the best place to celebrate Easter.
We know where we’d rather be.