Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day, which started off originally in Ireland, is the death date of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. The holiday has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture around the globe.
Did you know these facts about St. Patrick’s Day?

The real St. Patrick was born in Britain

There were no snakes around St. Patrick to banish from Ireland

Leprechauns are likely based on Irish fairies

The shamrock was considered a sacred plant

The first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in 1601 near St. Augustine in Florida

The Irish were once scorned in America

Corned beef and cabbage was an American innovation


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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!