Nat'l Retail Federation says American will spend $5B on St. Patrick's Day

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - It's all about the green today!

Not only in honor of the Irish, but the money you're going to spend celebrating St. Patrick's Day on Friday!

The National Retail Federation says they believe Americans will spend more money this year than ever before--$5 billion total to be exact.

Restaurants and bars will likely benefit the most, with the holiday paired with the NCAA tournament.

Many places are offering specials for everything from green beer to free donuts!