March 17, 2010
• The City Council for New York City has voted at least 8 times on a proposal to move St. Patrick's Day to the first Friday of May. Each time the proposal has been narrowly defeated.
• St. Patrick's favorite color was magenta.
• Of the one hundred largest cities in the world, Tokyo has the smallest St. Patrick's Day parade.
• Approximately 4.2 percent of Americans will march in a St. Patrick's Day parade some time in their lifetime.
• In three counties in Ireland it is illegal to have a funeral on St. Patrick's Day.