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If you’ve always wanted to be Irish, today’s your chance because the saying goes, “Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!” Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and is credited with bring Christianity to the Emerald Isle and today is his day!

Here are a few ideas of things to do to make your celebration merrier:

Wear green, if you don’t, you get pinched!

Eat Irish food

♣  Drink green beer

♣  Go to a St. Patrick’s Day parade

Listen to Irish music

Watch an Irish movie

♣  Go on a pub crawl

Go Irish dancing

Pretend you are Irish for the day

♣  Hunt for a 4-leaf clover, or better yet, a leprechaun

 

So are you thinking about lots and lots of green now? Here is how St. Patrick’s Day, by the numbers, is celebrated in the United States:

40–60 pounds – the amount of green dye dumped in the Chicago River on St. Patrick’s Day.

3rd – most popular drinking day in America.

70% – the percentage by which cabbage shipments increase around St. Patrick’s Day.

57% – the percentage of Americans who celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in 2021.

79% – the percentage of people who planned to don green attire for the holiday in 2021.

$40 – the average spending per person on St. Patrick’s Day.

819% – the percentage increase in the serving of Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day.

285 – the number of years that St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated in America.

30% – the percentage of Americans who celebrate by cooking an Irish meal.

Erin go Bragh!

 
 
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