South Dakota Parties a Lot Harder Than Any Other State on St. Patrick’s Day
More than 127 million American celebrate St. Patrick's Day, some states more than others. The holiday has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of drinking. But according to a new report, which may surprise you, South Dakotans are number 1! Our state is the most celebratory of St. Patrick’s Day.
In the report, culled from a consumer spending database of The Strawhecker Group, found that foot traffic in bars in South Dakota goes up 37 percent in March from February.
The top five green states are:
South Dakota: 37 percent increase
Virginia: 35 percent
Maine: 28 percent
West Virginia: 26 percent
(Tie) Delaware and Kansas: 25 percent
Our neighbors down in Nebraska comes in at No. 8 in St. Patrick’s Day partying.