St. Patrick’s Day: Fun Facts

Celebrate all the fun and luck of the Irish of St Patrick's Day with a glass stein of green beer, a large shamrock and leprechaun hat on a green background. Vertical with copy space for your text here.Did you know that the first St. Patrick’s Day parade was not held in Ireland but, rather, Boston in 1737?  If you’re curious about this luckiest day of the year, here are some fun facts to sate your quest for the green!

St. Patrick’s Day is held every year on the feast of St. Patrick.  This patron saint of Ireland is said to have driven the snakes from the green isle.  Like many old tales, this one is an allegory; “snakes” is a clever stand-in for “pagans”.

The Guinness World Record for largest number of leaves on a clover is 14.

If that name sounds familiar, it’s because it is.  The same company who sponsors the world record book also crafts the rich foamy beverage associated with this holiday.

If you’re getting ready to wear green, you could also consider the ancient tradition of wearing blue.  When the Order of St. Patrick was established in 1783, they chose blue as their symbolic color since green was already used by Irish rebels.

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