St. Patrick's Day is this weekend and I am sure you are ready to celebrate. BUT, how much do you really know about this festive holiday?
Here are a few things you may not know about St. Patrick's Day!
- The Original Color Was BLUE.
- It was originally, "St. Patrick's Blue" and only got the color green when the holiday became associated with the Irish independence movement.
- It Used to Be a Dry Holiday
- For the longest St. Patrick's Day was strictly a religious holiday and most bars were closed. In the 70s it became a national holiday and the party began.
- Three Leaf Clover, Not Four
- The Saint originally used a three-leafed plant as his metaphor for the Holy Trinity.
- Bar Tab Increase Worldwide
- Worldwide, bars gain so much business for the holiday and one year's estimate was $245 million spent on beer!
- There Are No Female Leprechauns
- In traditional Ireland St. Patrick's stories, there are no female leprechauns.
- Four Leaf Clover Chances
- Your chances of actually finding a four-leafed clover are pretty slim, 1 in 10,000 to be exact.
Randi Moultrie - Digital Content Intern
Beasley Media Group - Charlotte, NC