If you want to imprint knowledge into everyone you meet at your St. Patrick’s Day celebration, these facts will certainly keep anyone entertained.
You may very well celebrate St. Patricks’ Day with the voraciousness of a true Irishman, but do you know anything about the holiday? If you want to satisfy your curiosity over this green and fun holiday, here are the facts you need to know. Make sure to use these St. Patrick’s Day facts to wow your friends during your St. Patty’s party.
- IT USED TO BE A DRY HOLIDAY
St. Patrick’s Day used to be a very serious and religious holiday. This meant that all businesses, including pubs, were closed on the 17th of March. It wasn’t until 1970, when St. Patrick’s Day became a national holiday, that pubs opened their doors and allowed beer to flow freely.
- WE SHOULD WEAR BLUE, NOT GREEN
St. Patrick actually wore a light shade of blue that was properly deemed “St. Patrick’s blue.” The green color we associate with the holiday dates back to the 18th century, when Ireland’s independence became inseparably linked to St. Patty’s Day.
- ST. PATRICK WAS BRITISH
St. Patrick was not Irish. He was born in Scotland or Wales to Roman parents. He sailed to Ireland in 432 to spread Christianity to the Irish.
- SHAMROCKS ARE NOT RANDOM PLANTS
What may seem like random weeds that were chosen to represent a green holiday, they actually represent a much deeper meaning. According to Irish legend, the three-leafed clover is a metaphor that symbolizes the importance of the Holy Trinity: the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
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