77% say it’s acceptable to break Lent on St. Patrick’s Day!
94% of all surveyed said that they believe St. Patrick’s Day is a positive celebration of Irish culture at home and abroad
13 March 2015
A new survey conducted by Farmbake, has revealed that 77% of us believe it is okay to break Lent on St. Patrick’s Day. 56% of those who will break Lent said they will do so for a slice of their favourite cake, while 30% said they would opt for a piece of chocolate.
Just 17% said they would feel guilty about breaking their fast during Lent.
An encouraging 94% of all surveyed said that they believe St. Patrick’s Day is a positive celebration of Irish culture at home and abroad. The Farmbake St. Patrick’s Day survey revealed that a massive 93% of all participants said that they will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year with 64% of those saying they will do so by attending a local parade and the rest saying they will celebrate at home or in a friend’s house.
When it comes to eating green coloured food and drink to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, 63% of us would opt for cakes with green icing over classic colcannon (22%) or green coloured milkshakes (14%).
If you do feel the need for green cake this year, Farmbake has launched a pack of St. Patrick’s Day Iced Cakes in time for this year’s festivities.
With the trend for turning all things green is growing increasingly popular, a whopping 86% of us said they will wear green on the day. 40% voted for the Hollywood Sign in LA as the international landmark they would most like to see lit up in green lights for St. Patrick’s Day, beating the Great Wall of China (25%), the Leaning Tower of Pisa (12%) and the Great Sphinx of Giza (11%).
Finally, while St. Patrick is famous for driving the snakes out of Ireland, 53% of all those surveyed believe that Enda Kenny should be next to go. Enda beat off competition from Twink who received 29% of the remaining votes followed by Bono (10%) and Conor McGregor (8%).