St Patrick’s Day Brings in the Green

Nevadans will flock to restaurants and parties to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend, enjoying green beer, corned beef, cabbage and other traditional holiday fare. The Retail Association of Nevada projects spending to reach $52.5 million, based on survey results from the National Retail Federation. The trade group estimates nationwide spending will reach $5.6 billion as average spending by celebrants reaches a record $40.18. Overall spending in Nevada was projected to dip from the $55.4 million a year ago as overall participation declined. Bryan Wachter, Senior Vice President of RAN says “We can all celebrate being a little bit Irish this time of year. Increased personal spending, strong retail trends, and a festive atmosphere should create a perfect St. Patrick’s Day celebration across Nevada.”