However you choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day … we wish you a safe and enjoyable day and many blessings of Good Luck in 2018.
Did you know …
- Saint Patrick was born in Britain, not Ireland. He was kidnapped at age 16 and sent to Ireland as a slave.
- The first Saint Patrick’s Day parade was held in the United States in the year 1762 in New York City.
- The traditional color associated with Saint Patrick was not green it was blue … green became associated with Saint Patrick’s Day due to Ireland’s Emerald Isle and the shamrock that Saint Patrick used in his teachings.
- Are shamrocks really lucky? Did you know, luck has nothing to do with St. Patrick. Many photos of Saint Patrick show him holding a shamrock, however, the shamrock was not associated with “luck” until sometime early in the 20th century.
- Corned Beef and Cabbage is a traditional St. Patrick’s day meal. In 2016, the U.S. produced approximately 25.2 billion pounds of beef and 1.84 million pounds of cabbage.
- During the last 100 years over 650,000 babies have been given the name Patrick.
- Chicago uses 40 pounds of green dye to dye the Chicago River in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day.