St. Patrick’s Day!


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?

Most importantly, 7.5 million pints of Guinness are consumed on St. Patrick’s Day, and Americans alone run up a beer tab of $255 million on that most sacred of drinking holidays. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, it’s time to put on something green and head down to your local pub.

Over half of all Americans celebrate all things Irish every March 17th, and RewardExpert is no exception. Break out your shillelagh, grab a pint and enjoy some fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day.