Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Fun Facts About St. Patrick's Day~

Fun Facts about St. Patrick’s Day

The first St. Patrick’s Day Parades were not in Ireland, but in Boston (1737) and New York (1762).

Irish immigrants living in New York actually outnumbered Irish living in Dublin, Ireland at one time!

St. Patrick was born in Scotland, but spent 40 years preaching Christianity in Ireland.

Legend says that St. Patrick chased all the snakes out of Ireland.

The three-leaf clover was used by St. Patrick to explain the Holy Trinity to pre-Christian Ireland.

For St. Patrick’s Day every year, Chicago dyes its river bright green to celebrate.

Leprechauns are hard-workers although sometimes mischievous! They are the official shoemakers to the fairy kingdom.

19 U.S. Presidents have claimed Irish heritage.

Seattle paints a green stripe on roads on St. Patrick’s Day.

Corned beef is completely an American invention, but very popular with Irish-American immigrants nonetheless!



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