10 Amazing Facts about St. Patrick’s Day
Many people round the world especially the Irish people celebrate the feast of Saint Patrick with exciting Partying and Parades. The feast is usually on the 17th of March of every year. Below are facts about Saint Patrick and the day of his feast that might amaze you.
1.Saint Patrick’s Origin: Saint Patrick was born to very rich England merchant, he is not Irish. He was kidnapped as a child and brought to Ireland where he grew, had his live and became a saint
2. Green Color: Green is used to commemorate the Saint’s usage of Shamrock to describe the holy trinity while preaching in the congregation
3. The First Celebration: The first celebration for Saint Patrick was not in Ireland, it was first celebrated in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1737. Then before they began celebrating it in Ireland and in various places
4. The Toast: On the Day of Saint Patrick’s feast there is always a usual toast to a green drink that goes like this: “may the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends beneath it never fall out".
5. Chicago River: The Chicago river is always dyed green for several hours every 17th March for the feast of Saint Patrick.
6. The Myth: Saint Patrick was appreciated by both Christians and pagan for his miracles of driving-out all snakes from Ireland
7. The Death of Saint Patrick: The Feast of saint Patrick is celebrated on the 17th of March because that was the day he died.
8. The Symbol of Saint Patrick’s Shamrock: is the first symbol Ireland is known for; in the same way his Saint Patrick’s harp is also marked as a symbol in Ireland. Actually the official symbol of the Emerald Isle is Saint Patrick’s Harp, which is why Guinness use it on their logo.
9. Tee-Total: Many people raise a glass to good old St. Patrick on the 17th March, despite the fact it’s the last thing he’d want you to do. He once chastised an innkeeper for serving a short measure of whiskey on his feast day, and so ordered everyone to drop the drink.
10. Good Luck: It’s believed to be a great sign of “Good Luck” to find a four leaved clover on the feast of Saint Patrick feast.