Easter is the most important holy day for the Christian church—and it’s also a spending boon for the U.S. economy.
According to the National Retail Federation’s annual Easter Spending Survey, the average American adult will spend approximately $145.13 on candy, décor, apparel, and food this year. Total spending will reach about $17.2 billion, the study found. The bulk of that money will go towards a family brunch or dinner.
The NRF noted that spending is flat compared with last year, when the average person forked over $145.28 for Easter.
“With a plethora of budgetary concerns already on their plates, Americans this Easter will look for special, creative ways to celebrate the holiday without breaking the bank,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said in a press release
The NRF put out this infographic to further illustrate Easter spending in America: