Why do you wear green on St. Patrick's Day?
St. Patrick's revelers thought wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns, fairy creatures who would pinch anyone they could see (anyone not wearing green). People began pinching those who didn't wear green as a reminder that leprechauns would sneak up and pinch green-abstainers.
If It Seems Like Guinness is Everywhere, It Is
Approximately 13 million pints of Guinness will be consumed worldwide on St. Patrick's Day, according to WalletHub, which released a St. Patrick's Day by the Numbers report this week.
Beantown Started the Party in the U.S.
The first St. Patrick's Day celebration took place in America in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1737.
There are No Female Leprechauns
If Irish folk tales are to be believed, the mystical beings are expressly male.
That Pot O' Gold Won't Go as Far as You Think
If, by chance, one did happen to find a mystical pot at the end of a rainbow this St. Patrick's Day, and it contained 1,000 gold coins weighing one ounce each, WalletHub estimated the total current worth at $1.26 million.