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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: A man wears a shamrock covered suit during St Patrick's Day at the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 17, 2016 in Cheltenham, England. The four day annual jump racing event sees jockeys compete for a piece of the 4.1 million GBP of the prize money. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

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!

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Three Leaf Clover, Not Four 
    • The Saint originally used a three-leafed plant as his metaphor for the Holy Trinity.
  4. Bar Tab Increase Worldwide 
    • Worldwide, bars gain so much business for the holiday and one year’s estimate was $245 million spent on beer!
  5. There Are No Female Leprechauns
    • In traditional Ireland St. Patrick’s stories, there are no female leprechauns.
  6. 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

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