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St. Patrick's Day Spending Projected to Reach $5.3 Billion

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People are ready to party for St. Patrick's Day.

139 million Americans are planning to celebrate the Irish holiday, and are projected to spend a whopping $5.3 billion.  The previous record was $4.8 billion set in 2014.

According to a survey, 83 percent of celebrants will wear green to show their pride, 31 percent plan to make a special dinner and 27 percent will head to a party at a bar or restaurant. 

If you haven't made plans yet, it might be time, because it sounds like it will be pretty crowded out there this year.

Read the full story at Buisness Wire.

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