Friday, March 16, 2018 / by Susan Annis
St. Patty's Day
St. Patty’s Day
St. Patrick's Day is coming up on March 17th and everyone can look forward to seeing crazy green outfits and hats, four leaf clovers, green beer, parades, and kids making traps to catch Leprechauns in (Yes, apparently this is a thing). With this day coming up we, at Susan Annis & Associates, thought it would be fun to share some interesting facts about the day.
*Saint Patrick never actually wore green, he wore blue, and green came about from the Irish Independence
Movement in the late 18th Century.
* A shamrock is a metaphor for the Holy Trinity.
* There are conflicting reports online about where the first St. Patrick's Day Parade took place. Most reports show New York City in 1766 but since St. Patrick's Day was first observed by Irish immigrants in 1737 some say there was a parade held in Boston before 1766.
* Saint Patrick is credited with driving the snakes out of Ireland.
* There is actually no corn in the traditional meal corned beef and cabbage. The corn is a reference to large grains of salt found in cured meats called “corns.”
* March 17th is actually when Saint Patrick died.
* Prior to it becoming a National Holiday in 1970, due to it being a religious holiday St. Patrick’s Day was actually a dry day in Ireland with all the pubs and breweries shut down.
* Saint Patrick's birth name was actually Maewyn Succat.
To all of our family, friends, clients and past clients: “Have Fun, be safe and GO GREEN!”