Easter is a day of celebration and worship, as it signifies the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and many will gather in churches to offer their praise. Easter is also a huge spending holiday and it appears as if Americans are planning on spending more than ever in 2016, and that’s even when some say the economy isn’t great. It’s time to check out Easter 2016 by the numbers and see how many eggs, marshmallow Peeps, chocolate bunnies and more will be purchased.
The Fiscal Times reports that an estimated $17.3 billion is expected to be spent for Easter this year, and that averages out to a whopping $146 per person. Thinking that many won’t spend anything, the average goes up for those actually shelling out money on candy and other such things.
The average in 2015 was $140.62 per person, and 2016 marks the highest average in the 13 year history of the National Retail Federation.