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Americans plan to spend more green this St. Patrick's Day

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After a long winter, Americans are looking to hang up their coats and throw on some green.

According to the National Retail Federation, nearly 127 million Americans plan to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year. 

On average, they'll spend $36.52 on green attire, Irish food and decorations.   That's up from $35.78 in 2014.  Total spending for the holiday is expected to reach $4.6 billion.

The survey also found more than 104 million Americans plan to wear green... to make sure the luck of the Irish is with them.


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