St. Patrick’s Day Fun Facts

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     Hello, Kidz Universe Readers! Twinklet05 here! As you all know, St. Patrick’s day is drawing nearer and nearer. Therefore, to celebrate, I’ll be giving you some fun facts about this March holiday. Enjoy learning about St. Patrick’s Day!

-10 Fun Facts-

  1. St. Patrick’s Day is an annual feast day celebrating the patron saint the day is named after.
  2. St. Patrick’s Day is the national holiday of Ireland and is usually celebrated on March 17.
  3. What does “the wearing of the green” mean? The term, “the wearing of the green” originates from a song of the same name which was written to express the opinions of the supporters to the Irish Rebellion in 1798. The supporters took to wearing green colored clothing and ribbons as a sign of revolution and since then green ribbons and shamrocks have been connected with the people of Ireland and St Patrick’s day.
  4. Surprising Fact! St. Patrick’s birth name was Maewyn Succat; he choose the name Patrick after he became a Priest.
  5. Many cities have a St. Patrick’s Day parade. Dublin, the capital of Ireland, has a huge St. Patrick’s Day festival from March 15-19 that features a parade, family carnivals, treasure hunt, dance, theater and more. In North American, parades are often held on the Saturday or Sunday before March 17. Some paint the yellow street lines green for the day. In Chicago, the Chicago River is dyed green with a special dye that only lasts a few hours. There has been a St. Patrick’s Day parade in Boston, Ma. since 1737. Montreal is home to Canada’s longest running St. Patrick’s Day parade, which began in 1824.
  6. The very first St. Patrick’s Day parade was not in Ireland. It was in Boston in 1737.
  7. Shamrocks are worn on the lapel on this day.
  8. St. Patrick did not actually drive snakes out of Ireland; the snakes represent the pagans that he converted to Christianity.
  9. St. Patrick did not actually drive snakes out of Ireland; the snakes represent the pagans that he converted to Christianity.
  10. St. Patrick was actually born it Britain, not Ireland.
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