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!
We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day so join us as we countdown to St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday March 17, 2011!