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St. Paddy's Day ranks No. 4 as U.S. drinking day behind, New Year's Eve, Christmas and July 4

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up Tuesday, the personal finance website WalletHub released its St. Patrick’s Day By The Numbers report, which highlights the green germane to this costly celebration – from the $4.6 billion to be spent on St. Paddy’s Day to the $1.3 million market value of a pot of gold. Some of other stats include:

$36.50: Average amount St. Patrick’s partiers will spend; 70 percent: Increase in cabbage shipments during St. Patrick’s week; 13 million: Pints of Guinness will be consumed worldwide on St. Patrick’s Day; No. 4: St. Patrick's Day's rank among the calendar’s most popular drinking days behind New Year's Eve, Christmas and the Fourth of July; 276: Drunken-driving casualties on St. Patrick Day (2009-2013); and $60,967: Median income for Irish-American households (versus $52,250 for all households).

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