Five fun facts for St. Patrick’s Day

Here are five things about St. Patrick’s Day that you may not have known.

3. There are more Irish-Americans than Irish

Girls dance during Washington D.C.'s 40th St. Patrick's Day Parade, which occurred this year on March 13.

Some 36.5 million Americans claim Irish heritage, according to the US Census Bureau. Ireland, on the other hand, has a population of about 6 million.

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