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A look at St. Patrick’s Day in Boston

A by-the-numbers breakdown of the holiday.

Photographs: parade by Dina Rudick/Globe staff/file; all others from iStockphoto

Sources: US Census Bureau; Catholic Online; National Retail Federation; Allied War Veterans Council, St. Patrick’s Day Parade; Better Homes and Gardens; Guinness; The Boston Beer Co.

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