7 Ways Americans Spend Insane Amounts of Money for St. Patrick’s Day
Lifestyle| | By Steven Lerner
March 17 is a day known for people wearing green — probably because you are spending lots of green. Believe it or not, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most expensive holidays of the year. For Irish-Americans, it’s a day of heritage and pride, but it can also be very costly. Here are 7 insane examples of St. Patrick’s Day spending:
1. $5.3 Billion of St. Patrick’s Day Spending in the U.S.
If you thought that 2014’s record of $4.8 billion worth of St. Patrick’s Day spending was enough, get ready for 2017. A recent National Retail Federation Study predicts that Americans will shatter that record by spending upwards of $5.3 billion on St. Patrick’s Day 2017. Experts say that having the holiday fall on a Friday this year might be a contributing factor behind the spending increase.