Little Known St. Patrick's Day Facts

On St. Patrick's Day, the whole world gets to be Irish. Little Known facts about how Americans spend St. Paddy's Day include: St. Patrick's Day is the fourth most popular drinking day in America. It's only behind New Year's Eve, Christmas, and the Fourth of July. Chicago dumps 45 pounds of green dye into its river every St. Patrick's Day. It's just vegetable dye. 83% of those celebrating plan to rock some green even though St. Patrick's traditional color is blue. Irish food also plays a part in the festivities. Cabbage shipments increase 70% in the week leading up to the big day.

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