Every March 17th, bars fill up with green-clad partiers eager to test the luck of the Irish. St. Patrick's Day is widely celebrated in the United States, but overzealous revelers can find themselves in tragic situations by the end of the night.
When St. Patty's Day fell on a Saturday in 2012, 54 percent of American adults participated in the celebration. This high percentage may have something to do with the fact that, in 2010, 34.7 million U.S. residents claimed Irish ancestry. This is number is almost eight times as much as the current population of the Republic of Ireland which sits at 4.6 million people.
Of those who celebrate St. Patrick's Day in America, 20 percent drink alcohol to supplement their fun. The excitement can take a deadly turn when people binge drink or try to drive home.
Take a look at this infographic presented by InsuranceQuotes.com to find more information on St. Patrick's Day traditions and the dangers of partying too hard.