This Thursday is St. Patrick's Day, and with the holiday comes a whole mess of parties, concerts, events and more.
For one day a year, it seems everyone wants to be Irish, or at least sample some classic (and not-so-classic) Irish food and beverages.
Out of curiosity, we asked our friends at the Statistic Brain Research Institute for some facts and figures about the day and about the Irish in America..
- 46% of adults plan on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.
- 20% plan on having a drink to celebrate.
- 7.2% plan on going to a St. Patrick's Day party.
- 9.6% plan to decorate their home or office.
- Odds of a child being named Patrick: 0.1%
- U.S. Residents claiming Irish Ancestry: 36,900,000
- Number of Irish immigrants who traveled to the U.S. between 1820 and 1930: 4,500,000
- Number of places in U.S. named Shamrock: 4
- Number of places in U.S. that share the name of Irish Capital, Dublin: 9
- Number of editors with The Pulse who graduated from Shamrock High School in Decatur, GA: 1
Sadly, Shamrock High School closed its doors years ago, but the reunions are still quite fun. Erin go bragh!