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Happy St. Patrick's Day


Instead of the leprechauns, green beer, clover and stereotypical images of St. Patrick's Day, The Apopka Voice decided to transport you to the Emerald Isle with a few authentic photos of Ireland. Don't worry though, the article is all about St. Patrick's Day in the United States. It's called "St. Patrick's Day by the numbers".

Have a happy St. Patrick's Day Apopka.

St. Patrick's Day By the Numbers:

St. Patrick’ Day is today. 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 sped 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.

St. Patrick's Day


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