St. Patrick’s day originated when the Saint Patron of Ireland died years and years ago. He used the three-leaved shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to his followers. Green has been associated with Ireland since at least the 1600s due to its’ flag. For the Irish, drinking is a cultural celebration. So now you know everything there is to know about St. Patrick’s Day!
My favorite St. Patrick’s day was 4 years ago in Michigan when I lived with my sister in Royal Oak. We had so much fun sporting our green and celebrating with her friends who quickly became some of my own!
One of my favorite things is that no matter where in the country you go, true hard core Irish pubs will have a yearly countdown to St. Patrick’s Day!
Chicago (as shown above) and Savannah, GA dye their rivers green which I have yet to go celebrate at, but I highly doubt it will top my favorite St. Patty’s in 2012! Oh and don’t forget to wear green today if you don’t want to get pinched!