Monday, March 17, 2014

Erin Go Braugh

Yes, it’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are under way. And Erin go Bragh is the phrase for the day.  But what do we know about St. Patrick’s Day? So here a little bit of trivia for the day.

Erin go Bragh the phrase for the day means Ireland forever.

Saint Patrick wasn’t actually Irish he was from the British Isles.

Saint Patrick’s Day parades aren’t really an Irish tradition, it’s all began in Boston.

Corn beef and cabbage is not the original traditional meal of Saint Patrick’s Day. It’s actually bacon and cabbage.

The feast of Saint Patrick has been celebrated in Ireland since the ninth or 10th century. That’s a lot of celebrating.

Because of the large groups of individuals with Irish heritage, Saint Patrick’s parades in the early 1900’s became must attend events for political hopefuls.

Blue was actually the color that was actually the color that was associated with St. Patrick. But green is now associated with the celebrations due to Ireland’s emerald green fields.

March 17th is believed to be the day that Saint Patrick died.

Shamrocks were considered sacred plants in ancient Ireland.

And it is estimated that 15 million Saint Patrick’s Day cards are sold each year. 

1 comment:

  1. Damn I didn't know these things about Saint Patrick's Day and found them interesting thanks for posting them