As the World comes together to collective celebrate the most Irish day of the year, we couldn’t help but get involved!
It may be a bank holiday in Ireland, but here it is work as usual, not that we’re going to let that stop us from celebrating! I’m sure there’s many that already have a green pint to hand!
Here are some fun facts you might not know about the great St. Patrick’s Day:
- St. Patrick was not Irish. He was from Wales.
- The humble shamrock was originally a teaching tool. St. Patrick is said to have used the three-leaved plant to explain the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) to the pagan Irish.
- The first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in New York in the 1760s.
- Guinness sales soar on St. Patrick’s Day. Recent figures show that 5.5 million pints of the black stuff are downed around the world every day. On St. Patrick’s Day that figure is doubled.
- 8. March 17 is the day of St. Patrick’s death. The Catholic Church designates the day a saint dies as a holy day, because it’s believed he or she then enters into heaven. Although St. Patrick was never formally canonized as a pope, he is on the list of saints, was declared a Saint in Heaven by many Catholic churches and was also venerated in the Orthodox Catholic Church, according to Bio. Thus, March 17 was hailed as St. Patrick’s Day.
- The odds of finding a four-leaf on your first try are 1 in 10,000, according to Scientific American.
- Saint Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
- In Chicago every year, the Plumbers Local 110 union dyes the river “Kelly” green. The dye lasts for about five hours.
On behalf of all the team here at Bespoke Weddings Spain, we wish you a very Merry St Patrick’s Day!