Get your green out or get ready to get pinched: St. Patrick’s Day is this week. Whether you celebrate with shamrock-colored beer and eggs at breakfast or corned beef and cabbage, there’s no doubt Americans love celebrating the luck ‘o the Irish. Makes sense, since, as the maxim goes, “There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were.” Here are a few fun facts and statistics about St. Patrick’s Day to get you jigging to the tune of the Celtic music that’s bound to start playing soon.
- Nearly half of adults living stateside intend to celebrate St. Patty’s Day: 46%
- Many of those participating in festivities plan to practice moderation: only 20% of adults plan on having a drink
- Speaking of drinks – what’s the beer of choice on St. Patrick’s Day? Nothing Irish. The top three beers on tap are Sam Adams, Budweiser, and Bud Light!
- Feel like parading around in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day? You’ll be one of 10% who plan to go to a St. Patty’s Day Parade
St. Patrick’s Day was originally established in Ireland as a cultural and religious holiday meant to commemorate the life and death of the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland, St. Patrick. Enjoy the festivities as you celebrate this weekend, and please, stay safe as you drive – even if you think you have the luck of the Irish on your side! Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Observation Baltimore!
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