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Easter Spending Expected to Beat Last Year’s Record

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UNITED STATES  --  With Easter Sunday only three weeks away, many people may be looking forward to a basket filled with chocolate bunnies and Cadbury eggs.

Retailers are also excited for the holiday because--along with Christmas--Easter is one of the busiest shopping times of the year.

According to the National Retail Federation's annual survey, Easter spending is expected to reach over $18 billion this year. This would be a 6% increase over last year's record, with those celebrating spending an average of $152 each.

This money is not just spent on candy, though; experts say the number includes the cost to by a new Easter outfit.