10 Surprising Facts About St. Patrick's Day

Andrea Leyden
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Andrea Leyden
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Get your green wardrobe out, grab some shamrocks and let's get ready for St. Patrick's Day with these 10 facts you never knew.
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10 Surprising St. Patrick's Day Facts Did you know...
1. 150 global landmarks such as the Colosseum and Niagra Falls will be turning green on March 17th
2. Around 33 million Americans claim Irish ancestry which is seven times the population of Ireland itself
3. St. Patrick wasn't even Irish, he was born in Britain
4. Ancient mythology says that St. Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland but the country never had any snakes to begin with
5. The tradition of celebrating St. Patrick's Day with parades started in America
6. Almost 200,000 people participate in the New York parade making it the longest and largest in the world
7. In 1962, Chicago started the tradition of dyeing the Chicago River green in recognition of the date
8. The number of Guinness pints sold on any given day more than doubles on St. Patrick's Day
9. Wearing green doesn't really have anything to do with St. Patrick but the colour has a lot of connections to Ireland
10. No, Leprechauns are NOT real!
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