St Paddys Day Trivia

Dated: March 17 2014

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  • 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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