The greenest of holidays — St. Patrick's Day — has finally arrived! Hopefully, you're wearing emerald, and at least in a halfway sober state of mind. Even if you already did your celebrating over the weekend at one of the world's many parades, you can still celebrate March 17 in all its glory by studying up on some St. Patrick's Day and Irish food facts. Here's the drill: I'll make a statement, and you guess whether it's fact or fiction. Will you score high, or are you going to need the luck of the Irish? There's only one way to find out!
St. Patrick's Day Food and Drink: Fact or Fiction?
Due to St. Patrick's Day celebrations, March accounts for 10 percent of all Guinness sales.
White potatoes are sometimes referred to as Irish potatoes.
In Ireland, people don't tend to go heavy on the drinking to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Corned beef and cabbage is Irish.
Corned beef and cabbage is the most popular dish eaten in Ireland on St. Patrick's Day.
Baileys is a cream liqueur that originates from Ireland.
Half of Americans ring in St. Patrick's Day by eating a special Irish-themed dinner.
Baileys has a shelf life of two weeks.
For a large part of the 20th century, Irish pubs were banned from being open on March 17.
Colcannon, the ages-old Irish potato dish, means "green-headed monster" in Gaelic.