I think I might be getting to old to party late into the night. My St. Patrick’s Day Celebration is usually over by 2pm after lunch and a Smithwicks!
Here are some fun St. Patrick’s Day stuff you might not know!
39% of Americans believe wearing green will increase their chances of meeting someone special. According to the Census Bureau, 36 million U.S. residents claim Irish ancestry. This number is almost nine times the population of Ireland itself (3.9 million).
St. Patrick’s Day is the fourth most popular drinking day of the year behind New Year’s Eve, Christmas and July 4th
13 million pints of Guinness will be consumed worldwide on St. Patrick’s Day
45 pounds of vegetable dye will be used to turn the Chicago River green
Cabbage shipments increased by 70% this week.
Bemidji, Minnesota is holding a short St Patty’s Day parade tomorrow. The route is 72 feet and 8 inches long. The highlight of the parade is a costume contest.
Cabbies say St Patty’s Day is the busiest day of the year for them. Some plan to ride with buckets in their car in case passengers vomit from drinking too much. Some cabbies charge $150 for cleaning up. Other cabbies line their backseat with plastic.
A survey by iReach Insights reveals that 57% of people think there is too much alcohol consumed on St. Patrick’s Day. Other findings:
– 50% of people will drink beer on St. Patrick’s Day.
– 15% of people will drink Guinness beer on St. Patrick’s Day
– 23% of people will drink spirits on St. Patrick’s Day
A survey by YouGov reveals that Guinness isn’t the most popular beer on St Patty’s Day. Samuel Adams is the top brew on March 17th followed by Corona Extra, Budweiser, Heineken, Stella Artois, Bud Light, Redd’s Apple Ale, Guinness, Dos Equis and Blue Moon