St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17th. It is celebrated all over the U.S. In my home town of Savannah, Georgia we dress in green, have a parade, people drink beer, and even dye the Savannah River green. Common associations include the shamrock, leprechauns, and gold at the end of the rainbow.


St. Patrick’s Day dates back more than 1,500 years from the country of Ireland. The earliest known celebrations were held in the 17th century on March 17, marking the anniversary of the death of St. Patrick in the 5th century. Here are some not so known facts about this holiday.


  • The Real St. Patrick Was Born in Britain
  • There Were No Snakes Around for St. Patrick to Expel from Ireland
  • Leprechauns Are Likely Based on Celtic Fairies
  • The Shamrock Was Considered a Blessed Plant
  • The First St. Patrick’s Day Parade Was Held in America
  • The Irish Were Once Despised in America

Corned Beef and Cabbage Was an American Origination