St. Patrick’ Day is Thursday, March 17th. A day full of green, Guinness and all things Irish! Here’s a look at St. Patrick’s Day by the numbers.
45 pounds: The amount of vegetable-based dye used to turn the Chicago River green for St. Patrick’s Day
5 hours: How long the Chicago River’s green dye lasts on St. Patrick’s Day
$111,000: The amount of money the Hoboken, New Jersey Police expect to spend in overtime during St. Patrick’s Day due to the city’s famous St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
1737: Year of the first St. Patrick’s Day parade, which took place in Boston
$4.4 billion: Amount that will be spent on St. Patrick’s Day in 2016
70%: The increase in cabbage shipments during the week of St. Patrick’s Day
13 million: Pints of Guinness that will be consumed worldwide on St. Patrick’s Day
4th: St. Patrick’s Day rank among the calendar’s most popular drinking days — behind New Year’s Eve, Christmas and Fourth of July
33.1 million: The number of U.S. residents who claim Irish ancestry
16: Places in the U.S. named Dublin.