St Paddys Day Trivia
Dated: March 17 2014
- St. Patrick was a missionary and bishop in Ireland during the fifth century.
- This is a bit shocking. The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade did not occur in Dublin until 1931.
- St. Patrick’s day became a national holiday in Ireland in 1903.
- The word “Shamrock” translated from Gaelic means young clover.
- St. Patrick’s given name at birth was Maewyn Succat.
- St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th because St. Patrick died on March 17th 461AD.
- Erin go Bragh translates to “Ireland forever.”
- About 110 million people will celebrate tomorrow by wearing green, eating an Irish type meal, green bagels, and drinking green beer.
- On the subject of beer. Approximately 13 million pints of Guinness will be consumed on Monday.
- About 34 million Americans are of Irish ancestry.
- And, the color green is synonymous with St. Paddy’s Day because during the Irish Rebellion, wearing a clover was a sign to ward off the devil.
- Have a great and safe St. Patrick's Day!
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