FlowerDeliveryExpress.com shares St. Patrick's Day Irish Traditions

Mar 13, 2013, 14:00 ET from FlowerDeliveryExpress.com

DETROIT, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FlowerDeliveryExpress.com, a leading online flower delivery company, knows that everyone has a wee bit of Irish in them on St. Patrick's Day.  To help you celebrate they have a large selection of flowers, chocolates, cookies, and gift baskets.  FlowerDeliveryExpress.com has the ability to deliver around the corner or around the world.

Did you know that there are more Irish in the United States than there are in Ireland?  According to the 2010 Census over 34.7 million people in the U.S. claim some sort of Irish ancestry.  This is more than 7 times the population of Ireland!  Massachusetts has the largest Irish population at 24%, with the city of Boston having a large Irish community.     

A St. Patrick's Day parade is one tradition that is celebrated in several cities across the United States.  This year will be the 251st year that the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade has taken place.  This parade has as many as 150 bands and can have between 150,000 to 250,000 marchers.  The route is two miles long and can last up to six hours.  There is also a parade in Detroit that is held in Cork Town which is the historical Irish District of the city.  The city of Chicago pours 40 lbs. of green dye into the Chicago River which turns the river green for St. Patrick's Day.

Traditional flowers that are purchased on St. Patrick's Day include lime green chrysanthemums and shamrocks which are available from FlowerDeliveryExpress.com.  Wearing a shamrock on St. Patrick's Day is believed to bring good luck and is another Irish tradition.

About FlowerDeliveryExpress.com
FlowerDeliveryExpress.com is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau.  The company has also been voted "Best Florist" over a dozen times.  FlowerDeliveryExpress.com delivers from their own brick and mortar flower shops with their own delivery fleet, and through FedEx and UPS from coast to coast.  Deliveries are also made via a computerized sending network of affiliated shops.  They provide delivery throughout most of the United States, Canada, and over eighty countries around the world.

Wesley Berry is the CEO of FlowerDeliveryExpress.com, a multi-million dollar online floral delivery operation.  He also owns Wesley Berry Flowers, a Detroit-based brick and mortar florist established in 1946.

Shoppers can conveniently make floral purchase by phone at 888.851.2881 and online at www.FlowerDeliveryExpress.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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