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Caitlin Neal-Karhut, of Seaford, N.Y., smiles as she watches the St. Patrick's Day Parade, Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Americans will spend more 'green' this St. Patrick's Day than ever before


Americans are expected to drop more cash this St. Patrick's Day than any St. Patrick's Day on record, according to a new report from the National Retail Federation.

The group predicts people in the US will spend more than five billion dollars to celebrate.

Restaurants and bars will likely profit the most, since the day is often celebrated with corned beef and lots of alcohol.

National chains are offering up their own special products to draw in revelers.

Everything from green beer to free doughnuts.

More than 139 million people are expected to mark St. Patty's Day in some way in the US, according to the report.

Consumers will spend an average of about $38 dollars per person.

More fun facts from the study:

83 percent of celebrants will wear green to show their Irish pride
31 percent plan to make a special dinner
27 percent will head to a party at a bar or restaurant
23 percent will decorate their homes or offices in an Irish theme
15 percent will attend a private party.
15 percent are planning to attend a St. Patrick’s Day parade

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