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Saturday, March 19, 2016

St. Patty's Day 2k16: Fun Facts!


From dawn to dusk on March 17th, every major city sees a flood of green pour into their streets. People take the day off of work, get in their best green attire, and head out to as many bars as humanly possible.

We asked some questions about this beloved holiday, and found some interesting answers!

First...why green?

Green is most commonly associated with the shamrock and the Irish flag, which many of us could have already guessed as the answer to this question. However, many people are not aware that green is also the color of St. Patrick's Day because of Ireland's nickname, "The Emerald Isle."

Second...who started the "Green Beer" fad?

Green beer was first served in the Bronx borough of New York in 1914. So, for all those young people who assume this is a new fad that has just started, think again!

Third...how did St Patrick's Day originate?

It was originally a Catholic holiday to celebrate Ireland's patron saint, Saint Patrick, who spread Christianity. However, what many people don't know is that Saint Patrick was not actually Irish!


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