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Six Stats About St. Patrick’s Day

03/17/2017 at 6:31 | Posted by mwest
CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17:  A man wears a shamrock covered suit during St Patrick's Day at the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2016 in Cheltenham, England. The four day annual jump racing event sees jockeys compete for a piece of the 4.1 million GBP of the prize money.  (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
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Before you get too tipsy to remember these, here are six random stats about St. Patrick’s Day:

1.  56% of us are planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year.

2.  83% of those people will wear green.

3.  We’ll spend a total of $5.3 BILLION celebrating it this year…that’s about $38 per person.

4.  Worldwide, 13 million pints of Guinness will be drunk today.

5.  We’ll eat 70% more cabbage this week than normal.

6.  And St. Patrick’s Day is just the 4th most popular drinking holiday…which is a shock!! The top three are New Year’s, Christmas, and the Fourth of July.

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