St. Patrick’s Day falls on March 17, 2017. This day is observed by the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Lutheran Church and the Anglican Church. Having Irish origins, St. Patrick’s Day is named after one of Ireland’s most popular patron saints.
St. Patrick’s Day has significance in the United States as well, thanks to the huge population of Americans with Irish origins. This article features 5 interesting facts about St. Patricks’s Day. Enjoy reading them!
FACT #1: In America, St. Patrick’s Day is recognized as a legal holiday only in Suffolk, Massachusetts and Chatham, Georgia. The rest of the country celebrates St. Patrick’s Day as well by either wearing green-colored clothes or putting up displays.
FACT #2: St. Patrick’s Day was first observed by the Charitable Irish Society of Boston. Contrary to popular opinion, the first observance was not by Catholics but by Protestants. The Irish folks who migrated first to the United States were all Protestants.
FACT #3: In a tribute to St. Patrick’s Day, the US Congress has proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month.
FACT #4: St. Patrick’s Day witnesses huge amounts of alcohol consumption in the United States. The Miami University, for example, celebrates Green Beer Day – a tradition that can be traced back to 1952.
FACT #5: Savannah, Georgia hosts one of the country’s oldest celebrations – the St. Patrick’s Parade, whose history dates back to 1824. It’s easily ranks among the best celebrations around the world.
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