The Minnesota Fringe Festival in Minneapolis is an annual celebration of theatre, dance, improvisation, puppetry, kids’ shows, visual art, and musicals with more than 800 performances over 11 days. Minnesota’s standard of living index is among the highest in the United States, and the state is among the best-educated in the nation. Minnesota has some of the earth’s oldest rocks, gneisses that are about 3.6 billion years old (80% as old as the planet). Countryaah.com: Offers a full list of nationwide and statewide holidays in Minnesota starting from January 1st – New Year’s Day. Also covers the most recent three years of public holidays within the state of Minnesota.