Anyone acquainted with Ireland knows that the morning of St. Patrick’s Day consists of the night of the seventeenth of March flavored strongly with the morning of the eighteenth. ~Author Unknown
Being astounded by fun facts, I decided to share my findings with everyone. Sometimes I come across this information online, via television, books, word-of-mouth, etc. You get the point. This material is basically what I find interesting and it’s caught my attention for one reason or another, usually at random. Enjoy!
Random Fun Facts St. Patrick’ Day!
I’m not a huge St. Patrick’s Day fan. I don’t dislike it, but I don’t plan my days around it. It’s true, I have taken in plenty of gallons of green beer throughout my twenties, but alas I guess the appeal was short lived. However, St. Patrick’s Day is great for two reminders. One, my sister’s birthday was the previous day and two, how much I loved visiting Ireland. When I see the see of green during this celebration, I can’t help but remember luscious green painted hillsides on the island. After all It’s Not About the Luck. Anyway, this year I decided to supply some random fun facts.
- 56% of Americans will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day today (2013)
I would think this number would be higher. After all St. Patrick’s Day, is a day to celebrate Irish heritage, shamrock shakes, and green beer!
- 77.3% of those celebrating St. Patrick’s Day are 18-24-year-olds
- 38.9% are 65 and older
I guess the elderly do get out and party.
- The average American will spend $35.27
- 84.2% will sport the green look
- 1/3 make a special dinner
- More than 1/4 will attend a party at a bar or restaurant
- 1 in 5 will go to a private party
- Expected spend of $4.7 billion is roughly 1/4 that is predicted to be spent on Valentine’s Day
Is that a surprise? I hope not. St. Valentine’s Day is about the whole romantic experience, while St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated with green cheap beer and green shaking shamrock headbands. Not really much of a comparison.