St Patrick’s Day Fun Facts

St Patrick’s Day Fun Facts
  • Over 34 million Americans claim Irish ancestry
  • St Patrick is considered the patron Saint of Ireland, although he was actually not Irish
  • According to legend, St Patrick used the shamrock to explain the holy trinity, which is how the Shamrock became such an important symbol for Ireland
  • March 17th is the remembrance¬†of the day of St Patrick’s passing
  • St Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland
  • Every St Patrick’s day Chicago dyes the Chicago River green in honor of the holiday
  • Boston is the most Irish city in the America, with 20% of the population claiming Irish decent
  • St Patrick’s day was turned into a widely celebrated holiday by Irish Americans who wished to honor their Irish ancestry

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