Washington, D.C. The National Retail Federation in its “St. Patrick’s Day Consumer Intentions and Actions” survey released Tuesday, found that people celebrating the Irish holiday will spend an average of $32.80 on decorations, festive attire and food and beverage, compared to an average of $35.04 in 2008. Total spending is expected to reach $3.29 billion.
The 18-24 year-old set is expected to decrease its spending from an average of $42.20 last year to $36.05 this year. According to the survey, conducted by BIGresearch, 25-34 year-olds will spend the most, with an average of $39.42 per person.