Saint Patrick’s Day by the Numbers (or Perhaps, by the Pint)03.17.14
2012, 34.1 million Americans claim Irish heritage (more than seven times the
actual population of Ireland). On St.
Patrick’s Day, Irish or not, people across the country, and across the world, get
out and celebrate the holiday. It’s estimated that somewhere around four
billion pints of beer are consumed worldwide on March 17. In the
U.S. alone, beer sales ring up somewhere between $4 and $5 billion. That’s
certainly a lot of tax revenue.
are some other fun facts about St. Patty’s Day? Well, we’re glad you asked.
whether or not green runs through your blood, have a fun (and safe) St.
are 4 places in the U.S. named “Shamrock”
name “Seamus” was ranked #839 in the U.S. in 2012
are 19 cities in the U.S. named Dublin
Chicago, they dye the river green, which only takes about 40 pounds of
Boston has the largest population of Irish residents, New Hampshire has the
highest U.S. consumption rate of alcohol