The 2019 Easter Stats You Won’t Believe
Americans LOVE holidays. It's an excuse to celebrate and spend time with family. But, more importantly, it's an excuse to spend money. And apparently a LOT of it. It was said that 79 percent of U.S. adults plans on celebrating Easter this year.
Americans are expected to drop more than $18 billion for the holiday.
EIGHTEEN BILLION DOLLARS! That's INSANE! From candy, to clothing, to gifts, Americans clearly go wild for this holiday. At an average of $151.25 per person, here's the breakdown according to WIFR -
-- Food - $5.74 billion
-- Clothing - $3.27 billion
-- Gifts - $2.87 billion
-- Candy - $2.49 billion
-- Flowers - $1.29 billion
-- Decorations - $1 billion
-- Greeting cards - $780 million
Gone are the days where you could get away with buying one bag of chocolate eggs and a stuffed animal for the Easter basket. Here are some other Easter Stats that WIFR detailed -
- About half of us plan to attend church on Easter.
- About a third of us will hold Easter egg hunts.
- And just over half of Americans (54 percent) plan to cook a meal for the holiday, while 16 percent are opting for restaurants.
Moral of the story, Americans love a good holiday. There's not denying it. $18 billion? Yeah I'd say we go hard on Easter.