Get Your Green On with these Surprising St. Patrick’s Day Facts and Statistics
St. Patrick’s Day is observed annually on March 17th to honor the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. It’s a day filled with parades, wearing head-to-toe green, and enjoying corned beef and cabbage and Guinness beer. The holiday has been celebrated for over a thousand years and has become a global commemoration of Irish culture and heritage. Whether you’re Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day is a fun and festive holiday to enjoy with friends and family!
Watch the video below for a special St. Patrick’s Day message from the AIP Marketing Alliance team!
AIPMA has collected some interesting tidbits about the holiday for you to share during the festivities this year.
Surprising Facts About St. Patrick’s Day
- St. Patrick wasn’t actually Irish; he was born in Britain.
- The first St. Patrick’s Day parade was not held in Ireland but in what is now St. Augustine, Florida, in 1601.
- Until the 1970s, Irish law mandated that pubs be closed on St. Patrick’s Day as it was considered a religious holiday.
- The color initially associated with St. Patrick was blue, not green.
- Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional meal eaten on St. Patrick’s Day in America, but it is not a traditional Irish dish.
- The Chicago River has been dyed green on St. Patrick’s Day every year since 1962.
2023 St. Patrick’s Day by the Numbers
- 174%: Increase in beer sales on St. Patrick’s Day compared to the rest of the year (153% more spirits are sold compared with the average day).
- $1.84 Million: Market value of a leprechaun’s pot of gold.
- $6.85 Billion: Amount spent collectively on St. Patrick’s Day 2023 ($44 per person celebrating).
- 31.5 Million: Number of Americans who claim Irish ancestry, second only to German and 6.4 times Ireland’s population.
We hope you liked these St. Patrick’s Day facts and stats and learned something new. AIPMA wishes you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day and encourages you to enjoy responsibly and be safe. Perhaps you can look into ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, as they often offer discounts or promotions on holidays like St. Patrick’s Day. Additionally, some local bars and restaurants may offer free ride programs, so it’s worth checking with establishments in your area.
Latest PostsUnderstanding the Value of Financial LiteracyApril 2023 Case Study: How an Annuity Could Protect Your Older ClientsMarch 2023 Showing AIPMA’s Support on World Down Syndrome DayMarch 2023
TagsNorth American Foresters Financial Nationwide Equitrust Medicare_Supplements Nafa Permanent Life Insurance Regional Director Transamerica Term Life Insurance Myaip Working From Home Aig Tickit Job Posting Social Media Legal And General Life_Insurance Bestow Securian Financial Women Myga Covid19 Leads Insurance Fraud Tax Season Annuity Financial Planning Global Atlantic Web Meetings Aipma Genworth Secure Act Charity Limra Ira Taxes Webinars Drop Ticket Final Expense Roth Ira Integrity Marketing Group Carriers Lincoln Financial Group Fixed Annuity Long_Term_Care Regulations American Equity Protective Culture Holiday Integrity Senior Health Shop Wink Disability_Insurance Open Enrollment Coronavirus Covid 19 Fixed Indexed Annuity Retirement Planning Ethos Tips Fidelity Guaranty Life
2041 E. Square Lake Road, Suite 100, Troy, Michigan 48085-3897
For more than 40 years, AIP Marketing Alliance (AIPMA) serves as a premier life insurance and annuity distribution partner to provide full-service support to independent wholesalers, brokerages and agents from our Troy, Michigan office. Copyright 2023