St. Patrick’s Day Fun Facts

St. Patrick’s Day Fun FactsThe day has arrived! Put on your green and embrace your Irish heritage for St. Patrick’s Day. We’ve collected some St. Patrick’s Day Fun Facts so you can impress your friends!

  1. The first-ever St. Patrick’s Day parade in American was held in New York City in 1766.
  2. St. Patrick used the three-leaf clover as a way to explain the Holy Trinity to non-Christian Irishmen.
  3. St. Patrick wasn’t actually Irish. He was born in Wales!
  4. The traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal consists of corned beef and cabbage.
  5. Chicago goes all-out in their celebration of the holiday – they dye their river green!
  6. The often-uttered St. Patrick’s Day phrase Erin go Bragh translates to “Ireland forever.”
  7. In 2012 a study was done across the globe to determine how much money was spent on beer on St. Patrick’s Day. The number they found? $245 million!
  8. Legend has it that if you don’t wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll get pinched by a Leprechaun.
  9. But green isn’t the original color for the holiday. It was originally blue!
  10. About 11 percent of Americans claim to be of Irish heritage, but everyone can be Irish for a day on St. Partrick’s Day!