More than 127 million American celebrate St. Patrick's Day, some states more than others. The holiday has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of drinking. But according to a new report, which may surprise you, South Dakotans are number 1!  Our state is the most celebratory of St. Patrick’s Day.

In the report, culled from a consumer spending database of The Strawhecker Group, found that foot traffic in bars in South Dakota goes up 37 percent in March from February.

The top five green states are:

South Dakota: 37 percent increase

Virginia: 35 percent

Maine: 28 percent

West Virginia: 26 percent

(Tie) Delaware and Kansas: 25 percent

Our neighbors down in Nebraska comes in at No. 8 in St. Patrick’s Day partying.