4 Things you wish you knew about St. Patty’s Day

Today is St.Patty’s Day! Is everyone wearing green? I don’t think I own any green clothing…well I have some Green Bay Packers stuff, but it’s not football season. So probably not a good look! I am also still a little bitter that we lost that game. I know move on you say, but it still hurts 🙁 Next year right?!

Either way I am all for some green beer if it’s gluten free. I need to find a place in this city that is offering this special blend; gluten free green beer. Dreams, just a dream.

I realized the other day that I don’t really know why we celebrate St. Patty’s Day. Maybe, someone did tell me once, but I don’t remember. So I decided to see if I could find some cool facts that I don’t know and you may not know.

Did you know…

1. Saint Patrick is Ireland’s patron saint born in Britain 400 AD. St. Patrick’s Day is, believe it or not, a religious holiday. It is said that he died on March 17th, 460 AD.

2. At age 16 he was kiddnapped by Irish raiders who brought him to Ireland where he remained captive for six years.

3. In 1762, the first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in New York.

4. Shamrock is known as the national plant in Ireland. An iconic symbol worn on this day around the world.

I hope y’all have a wonderful day full of beer, laughs and love.

Peace & Love


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