10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About St. Patrick’s Day

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays where it is not just acceptable but expected to get über drunk; maybe even more so than Fat Tuesday. There are so many levels involved in celebration be it parades, food, and especially the drink. The green beer flows freely, the Guinness is consumed at all time highs, and there is much to cheer about. In celebration of such an occasion that has more meaning than we even know, I give thee 10 facts that you can use about St. Patty’s Day!

01. Where it all Began…

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St. Patrick

St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, although he was born in Britain, around 385AD. His parents Calpurnius and Conchessa were Roman citizens living in either Scotland or Wales, according to different versions of his story.

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02. Always Good For A Song and Dance…

St. Patrick’s Day was first celebrated in America in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1737. Around 34 million modern Americans claim Irish ancestry. Here’s one of the songs you’ll hear in Beantown.

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03. Takin’ it to The Streets…

It’s an American Tradition -  the first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in the United States on March 17, 1762. Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through — where else? New York City.

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04. Ensure Good Luck!

Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn in celebration of St Patrick’s Day as early as the 17th century. He is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish, and the wearing and display of shamrocks and shamrock-inspired designs have become a ubiquitous feature of the day.

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05. Worldwide Tradition…

In Argentina – People dance and drink only beer throughout the night, until seven or eight in the morning, and although the tradition of mocking those who do not wear green does not exist, many people wear something green.

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06. Shakin’ Shamrock…

Wearing green, eating green food and even drinking green beer, is said to commemorate St Patrick’s use of the shamrock – although blue was the original color of his vestments. Because of this, we will show you how to make a Shamrock Shake.

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07. Arkansans Have Better Things To Do Than Parade All Day…

The Hot Springs, Arkansas parade is among world’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade, held annually on historic Bridge Street, designated “The Shortest Street in the World” in the 1940s by Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

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08. It’s A Great Day To Be Irish!

One of the most celebrated Irish-American songs comes from Judy Garland (Dorothy from Wizard of Oz) “It’s A Great Day To Be Irish.” Penned in 1940, it became a worldwide St. Patty’s Day Anthem.

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09. Chicago River Looks Toxic!

Another fun fact  is that the Chicago the river is dyed green for a few hours during St. Patrick’s Day as a part of the day’s festivities…you can do this at your local pool by just adding green jello or a tub full of food coloring!

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10. If You’re Gonna Do It, Do It Right!

How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Like an Irishman…

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