Happy St. Patrick's Day, Iowa!

St. Patrick's Day is finally here, and the celebrations have already begun! According to WalletHub, here in Cedar Rapids we have the 4th best St. Patrick's Day celebration in the whole country. To prepare you for your day of parades and partying, here are some interesting stats about the holiday that you may not know:

  • Over half of Americans (56%) will celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year
  • The average celebrator will spend about $38
  • 82.5% of us will wear green today
  • The market value of a leprechaun's pot of gold is $1.2 million
  • Today is the 4th most popular drinking holiday behind New Year's Eve, Christmas, and the 4th of July
  • Around 31% of people will cook a special meal today (corned beef, I hope!)

[Via WalletHub]

Yesterday, Brain and I got into the spirit of the holiday by dressing up like leprechauns and passing out treats on the streets of downtown Cedar Rapids. People were confused, and it was hilarious. Check out the video: