St Patrick’s Day is the National holiday for Ireland. Here are a few fun facts about St Patrick.
- St Patrick’s day was first celebrated in the USA in Boston in the year of 1737
- The meaning of the the leaf is Hope, Faith, Love and Luck.
- The original colour of St Patrick’s was blue. The colour shifted to green due to Ireland being referred to as the “Emerald Isle”, Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn as early as the 17th Century.
- Guinness is one of the most popular drinks on St Patrick’s Day.
- As controversial as this sounds the real St Patrick wasn’t Irish. He was born in Britain around A.D. 390 to a aristocratic Christian family. (Source http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/03/120316-saint-patricks-day-2012-march-17-facts-ireland-irish-nation/ )
- Your odds of finding a four leaf clover are about 1 in 10000
7. Each St. Patrick’s Day it’s estimated a whopping 13 million pints of Guinness will be consumed globally on the holiday, according to Fortune in 2017, which is celebrated everywhere with Irish descent.
17 Mar 2020 – (https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/guinness-st-patricks-day)
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(source : https://www.proflowers.com/blog/interesting-st-patricks-day-facts)