St. Patrick's Day is on Saturday, which means this year, you don't even have to take off work to get hammered at eight in the morning.  And a lot of people are going to take advantage of that.

According to the Business News Daily, 54% of Americans plan on celebrating St. Patrick's Day in some way this year.  They'll each spend an average of $35, for an all-time record of $4.55 BILLION.

Of the people celebrating, 82% will wear green . . . 31% will cook or eat something special . . . 28% will go to a bar . . . 24% will decorate their homes . . . and 19% will go to a private party.