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St. Paddy’s Day Trivia

Tomorrow everybody will be Irish.  Here’s some fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day you should be aware of.

 

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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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