Florida ranked as one of 'rowdiest' states for St. Patrick's Day

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MIAMI – Florida is one of the best states to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

Candy Store ranked all 50 states for how rowdy they are on the annual holiday.

Florida ranked as one of the "rowdiest" in the country.

The Rowdiest States for St. Patrick’s Day in America Interactive Map (see below) shows residents where they can find the nearest parades and celebrations, and ranks each state’s St. Paddy’s Day pride based on their number of 2017 parades (with the most candy-collecting prospects), along with other, subtler indicators – like how much beer they drink! 

Here's what they wrote for Florida:

Sunny Florida is the polar opposite of rainy, dreary Ireland. Alas, that doesn’t stop Floridians from donning their kilts, inflating bagpipes, and having a gay old time. Florida actually has nine parades to choose from—the best in our opinion being the Delray Beach St Patrick’s Day Parade. This parade has been going strong since 1968, and since 2010, has been themed around service members of the community like firefighters, policemen, and emergency response people. This year, 60 WWII veterans will lead the parade, which in our mind is double the reason to get out, celebrate, and show some respect.