8 Fun Facts About the History of St. Patrick's Day
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1759 - Arthur Guinness signed a lease for 9,000 years at St. James’s Gate in Dublin, Ireland
1762 - The year of the world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade, held in New York City. Marchers included Irish soldiers from the British military.
4 - Towns in the U.S. are named “Shamrock” (in West Virginia, Texas, Indiana, and Oklahoma)
26.3 billion - Pounds of beef processed in the U.S. in 2017
1.84 billion - Pounds of cabbage produced in the U.S. in 2016
402 million - The value of fresh market cabbage imports in the U.S. in 2016
>150 - Countries can enjoy Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day