You are here: Home  »  News  » 


News » 

WalletHub crunched the numbers on St. Patrick’s Day in the US

Published: 16/03/2017 - Filed under: Home » News »

  • Print
  • Send

WalletHub crunched the numbers and researched the best cities for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and other fun facts. 

In Chicago, for example, 45 pounds of dye is used to turn the Chicago River green.  It lasts for 5 hours.  Chicago rank as #14 in the Best Cities for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations – although I know some folks who would argue with that ranking. 

There are 16 places in the US named Dublin.  In 1737 the first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held …. in Boston … not Ireland!  Boston ranks third in the Best Cities for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.   

The highest percentage of Irish population per capita … Pittsburgh, PA which ranks sixth on the Best Cities for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. 

The top city …Buffalo, NY!  Check out the full rank here and how they crunched the numbers. 

Another curious data item is the amount of cash we spend on this holiday.  Across America $5.3 billion will be spent in 2017 with the average partier spending $38. The research states 82.5% of American will wear green to avoid the Leprechaun’s pinch. 

Wherever you find yourself this St. Patrick’s day, please make sure you have a safe and happy holiday!

by Elizabeth Atkinson 

Bookmark with:

ADD A COMMENT » 

Login details

To add a comment, please enter your email address and password.

Keep me signed in until I sign out

New users

If you are not already registered with us, please enter your email address and chosen password above, and also complete the details below. Your screen name will be displayed on our website.

Your message





TOP SECTIONS »

World Wise

World Wise

Cultural awareness and effective communications for doing business around the world »
Read more »

Connecting the bots

Connecting the bots

Overwhelmed by the dizzying swirl of travel apps around you? Likely there’s an app for that
Read more »

A zone of their own

A zone of their own

Today’s travelers expect a lot from their pre-flight experiences – and these lounge acts are up to the task
Read more »