Easter spending at record high in 2016

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) – Sunday, March 20 means Easter is exactly one week away.

Dozens of Easter egg hunts have already happened and continued to be scheduled across Southwest and Central Virginia.

Americans are expected to spend more than ever on the holiday in 2016.

According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, those celebrating Easter plan to spend an average of $146.00 per person.

That's a lot of Easter eggs.

That is also the highest level in the 13 years, and up more than five dollars over last year.

According to the survey, more than half of those surveyed plan to cook a holiday meal, and about 31-percent plan to have an Easter egg hunt.

Total spending for this year's Easter is expected to reach $17.3 billion.

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