Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St Patricks Day

I hope everyone has a very Happy St. Patricks Day! Here are some fun facts that I got from the Huffington Post:
  • First St. Patrick's Day parade took place in 1737 in Boston 
  • Saint Patrick was not Irish by birth; he was a Romano-Briton Christian missionary born in England
  • Did not become a national holiday in Ireland in 1903 and the first parade wasn't held in Dublin until 1931
  • An estimated 13 million pints of Guinness will be consumed on St. Patrick's Day 2010, according to a Guinness (too bad I am feeling to sick to drink some!)
  • The color originally associated with St. Patrick was blue; green became associated during the 19th century 
  • St. Patrick's celebrations were originally religious festivals
  • There are four places in the United States named Shamrock (West Virginia, Texas, Indiana, Oklahoma) and nine Dublin's (Dublin, California and Dublin, Ohio are most populous)