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.