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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone!


How much do you know about St. Patrick’s Day?


  • Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dish. In 2009, around 26.1 billion pounds of beef and 2.3 billion pounds of cabbage were produced in the U.S.
  • The first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in the U.S. on March 17, 1762. This occured when Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City.
  • More than one-hundred St. Patrick’s Day parades are held across the U.S. New York City and Boston are home to the largest celebrations in the U.S.
  • At the annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade, participants march up 5th Avenue from 44th Street to 86th Street. Each year, between 150,000 – 250,000 marchers take part in the parade, however, automobiles or floats are not allowed.
  • There are 34.7 million U.S. residents with Irish ancestry and this number is more than seven times the population of Ireland itself.
  • Irish is the United States second most frequently reported ancestry, ranking behind German.
  • There are around 144,588 current U.S. residents who were born in Ireland.

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