Believe it or not, St. Patrick's Day is not America's biggest drinking day of the year!  In fact, it ranks 4th among holidays know for alcohol consumption.

The traditional Irish holiday is known for its green beer and pinching of those who forget to wear green to celebrate.  But St. Patrick's day is a cultural and religious celebration held on the 17th of March each year as that is the traditional death date of St. Patrick (the foremost patron saint of Ireland) who died in 461 A.D..

St. Patrick's Day is America's 4th biggest drinking holiday behind New Year's Eve, Christmas, and the Fourth of July.

Here are a few more random facts about St. Patrick's Day according to Wallethub

More than 33 million Irish-Americans and their compatriots around the world will combine cocktails and cabbage all in the name of the Emerald Isle.

82% of people will wear something green on St. Patty's Day.

Irish is the 2nd most common European ancestry in America (behind German).

American's will spend a total of 4.6 billion on the Irish holiday or an average of $36.50 for everyone celebrating.

Tell us, what are your plans for enjoying St. Patrick's Day?

wallethub.com