St. Patrick's Day: By The Numbers

This weekend is one of those magical weekends when a party holiday -- St. Patrick's Day -- falls on a Saturday.

  • While some people think partying on St. Patrick’s Day is more hassle than it’s worth, a new survey says 60 percent of Americans do plan to celebrate.
  • 13 million glasses of Guinness will be served -- and nearly four million cases of Irish whiskey will be consumed.
  • And, a staggering $5.9 billion will be spent celebrating St. Patrick's Day this year, up from last year's record of $5.3 billion

Bonus Fast Fact: If you’re at the bar, you might want to pull out a stopwatch as the makers of Guinness say it takes 119.5 seconds to pour the perfect pint. (Forbes

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