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5 Things You Didn't Know About St. Patrick's Day

Things that you may not know about the infamous St. Patty's Day

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3. Patty's Day Parades

Via entangled.com

Annual St. Patrick’s Day parades, that started not in Ireland but in New York City in March of 1762, were a demonstration of strength and solidarity among a people who, at that time, were for the most part unwelcome in protestant America.

4. Did you say BLUE!?!?

Via huffingtonpost.com

The March 17th tradition of wearing green is explained in differing ways. It’s said that blue was originally the color associated with the holiday but over time green took over in popularity due to Ireland’s nickname as “The Emerald Isle”, the green in the Irish flag and the clover that St. Patrick used in his teachings about Catholicism.

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