Today is St. Patrick’s Day, which is always a fun holiday that my family likes to celebrate. And like most holidays, it is big business!
According to the National Retail Federation, total spending for St. Patrick’s Day-related products and events are expected to reach $5.3 billion this year. More than 139 million people plan to celebrate the day, with average spending of $37.92 per person.
How do people plan to spend the day? According to the National Retail Federation:
- 82.5% will wear green
- 31.4% will make a special dinner
- 27.5% will attend a party at a bar/restaurant
- 23.3% will decorate their home or office
- 15.2% will attend a private party
- 15% will attend a parade
Let me know how – or if – you’re going to be celebrating the holiday. And no matter what you do, please be safe!
Have a great St. Patrick’s Day!