Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2017!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2017!

Erin go bragh!1 Are you wearing green to avoid getting pinched? Learn a little bit about this holiday below.

According the below infographic from Forbes2, there are about 13 million pints consumed worldwide on St. Paddy’s Day.

2. In an infographic, WalletHub, cabbage shipments increase 70% during St. Patrick’s week3.

3. Pork is more traditional in Ireland, but in the 1920’s corned beef and cabbage became associated with Irish American cooking5.

Stay safe and enjoy St. Patrick’s Day!


1. IrishCentral Staff, “What do Erin go Bragh and other Irish phrases mean?”, IrishCentral, March 14, 2017 http://www.irishcentral.com/homepage/top-ten-old-irish-phrases-and-their-meanings-eirinn-go-brach-137123193-237785321

2. Niall McCarthy, “Some Of The Big Numbers Behind St. Patrick’s Day In The United States [Infographic],” Forbes, March 16, 2017, https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2017/03/16/some-of-the-big-numbers-behind-st-patricks-day-in-the-united-states-infographic/#61fe22942301

3. John S. Kiernan, “St. Patrick’s Day Facts,” WalletHub, March 9, 2017, https://wallethub.com/blog/st-patricks-day-facts/10960/

4. Amanda Driscoll, “Why Irish Americans eat corned beef and cabbage, not bacon and cabbage,” IrishCentral, February 17, 2017, http://www.irishcentral.com/culture/food-drink/why-do-irish-americans-eat-corned-beef-and-cabbage-instead-of-bacon-for-st-patricks-day-196470851-237570541

5. Chef Michael Gilligan, “The history of New York’s corned beef and cabbage (RECIPE),” IrishCentral, March 6, 2017, http://www.irishcentral.com/culture/food-drink/chef-gilligans-corned-beef-and-cabbage-87626582-237359981


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