Fun St. Paddy’s Day Facts
  • The very first St. Patrick’s Day parade was not in Ireland. It was in Boston in 1737.
  • Green was not the color originally associated with St Patrick; it was blue.
    The switch happened in the 19th century.
  • Since 1962, the Chicago River has been dyed green in honor of the day.
  • Corned beef and cabbage are widely eaten in America on the day; that’s not the case
    in Ireland.
  • It is considered lucky to find a four leaf clover on St. Patrick’s Day
  • Over 94 million people plan to wear green.
English: After the St Patrick's Day Parade, St...

English: After the St Patrick’s Day Parade, St Patrick Square, Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland, March 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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