Thursday 13~ Facts About St. Patrick's Day

Since our little lady's big day is almost here, I thought I would share some St. Patrick's Day info.

1. It is always on March 17th and celebrates Ireland's universal baptism.

2. St. Patrick is the patron St. of Ireland.

3. He died Mach 17th, 461 A.D.

4. 34 million American's have Irish ancestry.

5. One estimate suggests that there are about 10,000 regular three-leaf clovers for every lucky four-leaf clover.

6. Legend says that each leaf of the clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck.

7. An Irish toast: “May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be always strong.
And may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you're dead.”

8. Saint Patrick's Day has come to be associated with everything Irish: anything green and gold, shamrocks and luck. Most importantly, to those who celebrate its intended meaning, St. Patrick's Day is a traditional day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide.

9. St. Patrick is credited for converting Ireland to Christianity.

10. It is said he used the 3 leaf clover to explain the Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

11. Legend says St. Patrick drove all the snakes from Ireland, a symbol of driving out pagan ways.

12. The leprechaun is an Irish fairy that mended the shoes of other fairies and was aloof and unfriendly. If you found one you could steel his pot of gold.

13. Corned beef and cabbage comes from the traditional meal eaten in Ireland. Cabbage was a staple in their diet but they would eat Irish bacon with it. When Irish immigrants came to America they could not afford the bacon and learned from Jewish immigrants to use corned beef.

Religion Facts
History of St. Patrick's Day

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