Every March 17, millions of people around the globe don the green and turn Irish. They might march in parades, wear shamrocks, gather in pubs or simply get rowdy in honor of St. Patrick, who died on that day in the year 461.

Who is this figure anyway? St. Patrick is known for introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century. Today, St. Patrick stands as a beloved figure in Ireland and as one of the world’s most popular saints.

In this infographic, InsuranceQuotes.com takes a look at some of the good and the bad aspects of this beloved holiday.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Facts

Brian Wallace

Brian Wallace

Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide and virtually, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-present. He joined the SXSW advisory board in 2019.

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