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

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

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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 

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