The Real Cost of Celebrating Easter

By Nikhil Hutheesing and Bloomberg Rankings - 2013-03-21T18:29:49Z

Photograph by Karen Beard

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Easter Grass

The idea of putting Easter grass in the basket came from the Dutch tradition of celebrating the Easter Hare. Dutch children would create a nest for the hare to leave eggs. The Pennsylvania Dutch brought this tradition with them when they came to America. Plastic Easter grass costs as little as $1 for a small bag. Or you can grow your own real grass. One kit made by Spots & Ladybugs creates enough grass for two medium-size baskets. It takes 10 days to grow and costs $15 on