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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

March 17, 2011
Posted By - Emma Venezie
Source Credits - St. Patrick's Day Fun Facts,  St. Patrick's Day 2011: Facts, Myths, and Traditions
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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In honor of March 17th, here are some random St. Patrick's Day facts:

- Green is associated with St. Patrick's Day because it is the color of Spring.

- Over 94 million people plan to wear green on St. Patrick's Day.

- The Chicago River is dyed each year in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

The Chicago River. Source: wikipedia.org
- According to Beth Davies Ryan, the global corporate-relations director of Guiness, the ever-popular Irish brand, on any given day, 5.5 million pints of Guinness are consumed around the world. But on March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, that number more than doubles to 13 million pints.

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

Source: Teamsugar.com
- St. Patrick’s isn’t a big drinking holiday in Ireland. In fact, many of the local pubs are closed for the day.

- Shamrocks are the national flower of Ireland and are picked on St. Patrick's Day and worn on the shoulder.

Source: Teamsugar.com
- Over 8 million St. Patrick's Day cards are exchanged in America making today the ninth-largest card selling occasion in the US.

How are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day?

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