Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patricks Day Everyone

Did you know.......?

  • Corned beef is completely an American invention
  • 19 U.S. Presidents have claimed Irish heritage.
  • Leprechauns are hard-workers although sometimes mischievous! They are the official shoemakers to the fairy kingdom.
  • The three-leaf clover was used by St. Patrick to explain the Holy Trinity to pre-Christian Ireland.
  • Legend says that St. Patrick chased all the snakes out of Ireland.
  • St. Patrick was born in Scotland, but spent 40 years preaching Christianity in Ireland.
  • Irish immigrants living in New York actually outnumbered Irish living in Dublin, Ireland at one time!
  • How much gold is in their pots? One gold coin for each year of the leprechaun’s life is in the pot.
  • 4 leafs on a clover meaning-One leaf is for HOPE... The second for FAITH...
    The third for LOVE... And the fourth for LUCK!
Pretty interesting stuff huh?


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