Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Fun St. Patrick's Day Facts

  • 19 US presidents have claimed Irish Heritage.

  • Corned beef is completely an American invention, but very popular Irish- Americans nonetheless.

  • Seattle paints a green stripe on roads on St. Patrick's day

  • For St. Patrick's day every year, Chicago dyes its river green every year to celebrate.

  • The three leaf clover was used to teach the Holy Trinity to pre-Christian Ireland.

  • Legend has it that St. Patrick chased all the snakes out of Ireland.

  • St. Patrick was born in Scotland, but spent 40 years teaching Christianity in Ireland.

  • Irish immigrants living in New York actually outnumbered the Irish people in Dublin, Ireland at one time.

  • The first St. Patrick's day parades were not in Ireland but in Boston (1737) and New York (1762).

  • Leprechauns are the official shoemaker to the fairy kingdom.

And finally, Happy St. Patrick's day to all my bloggerland friends.


  1. Some great facts that I didn't know!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  2. ah, great factoids. my favorite? leprechauns as shoemakers--i had no idea. :)

  3. Cute facts -- wish I had read this earlier! Happy St. Patrick's Day (well evening now) to you as well!