PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Americans are expected to spend a lot this Easter, so much that a new survey found it will be the second highest in history.

This year’s projected spending of $18.2 billion is almost on par from a record $18.4 billion in 2017, according to the National Retail Federation.

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But what are people buying to celebrate the holiday?

The survey found $5.7 billion will be spent on food, $3.2 billion on clothing, $2.9 billion on gifts, $2.6 billion on candy, $1.3 billion on flowers, $1.1 billion on decorations and $780 million on greeting cards.

The survey says most of the spending will happen at discount stores and department stores.

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The survey also found most Americans plan to celebrate by visiting family and friends, cooking a holiday meal or going to church.

Those celebrating are expected to spend an average of $150 per person.

A total of 7,737 consumers were surveyed about their Easter plans.

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