Did You Know? Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day 2009 (03/16)


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore About St. Patrick’s Day

March 16 : 01 day till St. Pat’s Day

Did you know that there are 34 million U.S. citizens claiming Irish ancestry?

That’s nearly ten times the population of Ireland today, which has 3.9 million people. Since 1820, 4.8 million Irish have legally immigrated to the U.S.

Did you know that Irish Americans are the second most numerous ethnic group in the United States? Only four other countries (Germany, Italy, Mexico and the United Kingdom) have sent more native-born residents to U.S. shores.

Celebrating the patron saint of Ireland, its said that on St. Patrick’s Day everyone is Irish! The day is celebrated worldwide with shamrocks, parades and green beer!

This is our last “Did You Know?” fun fact as we counted down to St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th). Visit our St. Patrick’s Day celebration for our full list of Did You Know? St. Patrick’s Day facts.

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2 Responses to “Did You Know? Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day 2009 (03/16)”

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  2. richard Says:

    hello folks well tomorrow is my b-day yay,the big 38..

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