St.Patrick’s Day is celebrated all over the world on the 17th of March!
In Ireland and other cities around the world people celebrate this day with festivals, parades and different activities that include lots of beer!
St.Patrick’s Day is is a cultural and religious celebration. It is held on the 17th of March because it is the traditional death date of Saint Patrick!
These are some facts to know about St.Patrick’s Day!
- Saint Patrick was not Irish! He was born in Wales!
- St.Patrick’s Day is celebrated all around the world and New York is one of the cities that this day matters a lot!
- The shamrock was used by Saint Patrick to describe the Holly Trinity!
- Saint Patrick was a slave at 16 years old! He was abducted by Irish raiders and stayed in Ireland until he was 22 years old and then he escaped!
- No snakes are found in Ireland (except zoos) and the legend says that Saint Patrick drove all snakes away from the island!
- Green is the color to wear on St.Patrick’s Day but the original color of Saint Patrick was blue!
- St.Patrick’s Day was a ”dry” day because of the religious meaning but in 1970 it became a national day so everybody was allowed to go out and have a good time!
- Saint Patrick returned to Ireland after a vision he had and started preaching about Christianity to the Irish people!
- The first celebration of St.Patrick’s Day was held in Boston in 1737!
- An Irish tradition says that whom ever does not wear green on St.Patrick’s Day you should pinch them!
- Cabbage and corn beef are the foods you must eat on St.Patrick’s Day!
- Saint Patrick was born with the name “Maewyn Succat” but after becoming a priest he changed it in to “Patricius” !
- On St.Patrick’s Day 45 pound of green dye are dumped in the Chicago River! The dye is gone after about 5 hours!
- The average person spends about 50 dollars on that day!
- Guinness is the drink you need on St.Patrick’s Day!