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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

***5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About St. Patrick's Day, or (St. Patrick)***

St. Patrick's day is about more than wearing the best green outfit and/or accessories. It's more than drinking the best brew. Check out five things that you might not have known about Saint Patrick's day.

5. Currently it is not as widely celebrated and known for its parties and festivals in Ireland as it is in the United States, which is not what the originally holiday was made for.

4. St. Patrick's Day (in the U.S.) was originally made to give those of Irish decent a holiday and to observe St. Patrick who used the three-leaf clover, (for the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit,) to teach pagan-Irish about Jesus Christ and Christianity.

3. The first Saint Patrick's Day parade took place in 1766 in New York City.

2. Green was considered unlucky and up until the 17th century was not associated with St. Patrick's Day. The color blue was originally associated with St. Patrick's Day.

1. St. Patrick, (born Maewyn Succat,) was not Irish. He was born in Wales, (was of British decent,) and was a slave at one point, after he was kidnapped by Irish pirates.

Wow. Deep. --Penn

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