Easter spending expected to be high

(CNN) – Get out your green for the luck o’ the Irish.  According to the National Retail Federation this year, Americans celebrating St. Paddy’s day are expected to spend a total of $4.4 billion. That comes out to a little more than 35 bucks a person

However, another spring holiday, Easter, may cost you and your family much more. Get ready to see more bunnies, animated or chocolate on screen.

According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, Americans are expected to spend $17.3 billion this Easter. That’s roughly 146 bucks per person and it’s the highest amount allocated for Easter since the survey started 13 years ago.

According to the survey, most of that money goes to food. Easter clothes comes in at number two. Gifts and candy are split pretty evenly and flowers round out the list.

Expect to find spring sales and of course Easter specific ads to encourage you to spend more.

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