St. Patrick's Day is coming around March 17, and some fun and interesting statistics go along with the holiday. WalletHub compiled some numbers.

Highlights of their list include;

  • 45 pounds of vegetable-based dye is used each year to turn the Chicago River green for the holiday
  • the market value of the traditional leprechauns pot-o-gold is $1,258,000, based on it holding 1000 gold coins weighing an ounce each
  • Hallmark makes 100 different St. Patrick's Day cards each year
  • 13 million pints of Guinness will be consumed
  • St. Patrick's Day is ranked 4th most popular drinking day of the year in America, behind New Years Eve, Christmas and July 4th.
  • 33.3 million Americans residents claim Irish ancestry. That's 7 times more people than live in Ireland.
  • There are 16 towns in the United States named Dublin.

Happy St. Patrick's Day and don't miss the 29th annual parade in Quincy on Saturday, March 14!