10 St. Pat's Random Facts You Should Know

St. Patrick's Day is a day to get obliterated for most who celebrate, but there are more interesting things about the day. 

I searched the internet for some crazy facts you should know about the day. 

- St. Patrick wasn’t Irish himself. He was born to Roman parents in Scotland or Wales in the late fourth century. (mentalfloss)

-Blue is actually the color of St. Patrick, not green (Catholic.org)


-An estimated that in the U.S. 26.1 billion pounds of beef were produced (for corned beef, naturally) – that’s equivalent to the average combined weight of 6,525,000 cars (viascience)

- In the U.S., 36.9 million residents claimed Irish ancestry in 2009, eight times the population of Ireland at the time (viascience)

- Americans spend an annual average of $4.5 billion on the holiday (BigInsight)

- It takes 45 gallons of die to die the Chicago river (mentalfloss)


- St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by an estimated 39% of the American population (or 122 million people), of those people: (viascience)

         83% wear green

         34% make a special dinner

         31% attend a party

         25% decorate their home or office

- In 2012, it was estimated that U.S. beer brewers would earn $245 million in sales on St. Patrick’s Day alone (viascience)

- The original Guinness Brewery in Dublin has a 9,000 year lease. (PopSugar)


-  Your odds of finding a four-leaf clover are: About 1 in 10,000. (Catholic.org)





Otis was born and raised in a small town in Morton, IL between two pumpkin patches. It’s the Pumpkin Capitol of the World, so there’s that. He considers Charlotte, NC his hometown, after spending 10 years there doing radio and meeting his wife... Read more


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