You don’t need to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. After all, St. Patrick himself wasn’t Irish. He didn’t drive the snakes out of Ireland, either (there weren’t any to begin with). So, let’s leave behind the myths and take a look at the hard numbers behind St. Patrick’s Day and some of its best traditions.
Did you know that Irish-Americans outnumber the entire population of Ireland? Or that the Windy City dumps 45 pounds of green dye into the Chicago River every year? How about the fact that there are 15 U.S. cities and towns named Dublin?