Fun Stats For St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is a big day for just about everyone. Just how big? Here are some facts and figures from WalletHub.

  • 174% more beer and 153% more spirits are sold on March 17th than on an average day in America.
  • 13 million pints of Guinness will be consumed worldwide today.
  • 61% of Americans plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year.
  • 80% of those celebrating will wear green.
  • Overall, Americans spend $6.85 billion celebrating St. Pat
  • It takes 50 pounds of dye to turn the Chicago River green, and it lasts just five hours.
  • 36% of men admit to binge drinking on St. Patrick's Day.
  • The average number of drinks consumed per person on St. Patrick’s Day is 4.2.
  • There’s an 8.8% increase in cabbage shipments the week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day.
  • 32% of Americans plan to cook a special meal for St. Patrick’s Day.
  • 31.5 million Americans claim at least some Irish heritage, second only to German and 6.4 times Ireland's population.
  • 20% of residents in New Hampshire have Irish ancestry.
  • There are 10 cities in America named Dublin.

Source: Wallet Hub

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