As you pull on your green “Kiss me I’m Irish” t-shirt, prepare for a parade or cook up some corned beef and cabbage, check out these fun facts about Saint Patrick's Day. At Benicia Plumbing, we always celebrate Saint Patrick's Day and this year it's on a Saturday--March 17th.
- Do you know that the color traditionally associated with St. Patrick was blue, not green?
- There are 34.7 million US residents with Irish ancestry; more than seven times the population of Ireland itself!
- Your odds of finding a four-leaf clover are about 1 in 10,000
- To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the Windy City dyes the Chicago River green for a few hours by dumping 40 lbs. of green dye into the water.
- The Irish name for leprechaun is lobaircin, which means “small-bodied fellow.”
- Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dish in the United States (but not in Ireland!)
- In 2009, roughly 26.1 billion pounds of beef and 2.3 billion pounds of cabbage were produced in the United States.
- Boston is home to one of the largest Patty’s Day celebrations.
- Across the US there are more than 100 St. Patrick’s Day parades.
- 23% of Massachusetts residents lay claim to Irish ancestry, more than double the national average of 11%.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Benicia on Friday, March 15th
Shamrocks & Shenanigans
by Benicia Middle School PTSA
Friday, March 15, 2019, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Benicia City Clock Tower
1189 Washington Street
Benicia, CA 94510
Mark your calendars!
The Benicia Middle School PTSA is hosting its 1st Annual Innovative Grants Fundraiser on Friday, March 15, 2019.
In true St. Patrick's Day style, the "Shamrocks & Shenanigans" event will feature Irish-themed food, specialty-crafted brews and drinks (sponsored by Benicia Brüehol), live entertainment by Comedian Chelsea Bearce, dancing to the tunes of DJ Mike Deasy and a host of fun, interactive activities (including live & silent auction) that are sure to bring out the luck of the Irish! Best of all, 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the BMS Innovative Grants Program. So what are you waiting for? Get yer green on and join us as we ShamRock the night away!
Guests must be 21+; ticket price includes Irish buffet, admission and live entertainment. St. Patrick's Day attire strongly encouraged.
About Benicia Plumbing
At Benicia Plumbing, Inc., we’ve been serving our clients since 1975 and always looking to utilize the latest technology in today’s plumbing world. By providing complete plumbing services to businesses, industry, homebuilders and homeowners throughout the northern California Bay Area, we’ve been able to stay at the forefront of this industry and succeed at a high level.