Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all the 33.7 million U.S. residents who are of Irish ancestry– What a beautiful day to celebrate in green 🙂
In honor of this fun holiday we wanted to share some St. Patty’s day trivia- Enjoy!
|In Fact, Patrick Was Not His Given Name|
“Patrick’s ‘real’ (i.e. Brythonic) name was Maewyn Succat, or in Latin, Magonus Succetus,” revealsGiraffe Childcare and Early Learning, citing Irish legend, in a recent educational infographic it created for the holiday. He took on the name Patrick when he became a priest.
|If It Seems Like Guinness is Everywhere, It Is|
Approximately 13 million pints of Guinness will be consumed worldwide on St. Patrick’s Day, according to WalletHub, which released a St. Patrick’s Day by the Numbers report this week.
|Drowning the Shamrock Refers to Trefoils|
The phrase “drowning the shamrock” is rooted in a tradition in which a shamrock worn on the lapel for St. Patrick’s Day was tossed in the last drink of the evening.
Furthermore, the shamrock is not the symbol of Ireland. That honor goes to the harp. A popular icon of the holiday, the shamrock was used by St. Patrick to teach the Holy Trinity.
|Beantown Started the Party in the U.S.|
The first St. Patrick’s Day celebration took place in America in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1737.
|St. Patrick’s Day Beers Were Verboten for Decades in Ireland|
Despite the majority of modern-day St. Patrick’s Day celebrations centering around bar crawls and drink specials, from 1903 until 1970 all pubs were closed on the holiday due to religious observances.
|St. Patrick’s Day Rakes in a Lot of Green|
The average amount American St. Patrick’s Day revelers will spend this holiday is $36.52 per person, totaling a combined $4.6 billion, according to a report by the National Retail Federation.
|There are No Female Leprechauns|
If Irish folk tales are to be believed, the mystical beings are expressly male.
Read the full article here: 10 Things you didn’t know about St. Patrick
Now you can impress your friends and family 😉 Happy Celebrating!!