Our whole life is a lie! This whole time we thought we knew everything there was to know about St. Patrick’s Day – oh were we wrong! Below we’ve put together a list of 10 interesting facts that most people probably don’t know about St. Patrick’s Day.
Which one surprises you the most?
- St. Patrick didn’t wear green. His color was ‘Saint Patrick’s blue.’
- He wasn’t from Ireland. His parents were Roman, and he was born in Britain.
- He was abducted! St. Patrick was kidnapped at the age of 16 and forced to move to Ireland where he worked as a sheep tender and eventually escaped to become a priest.
- St. Patrick, the Priest, used Shamrocks to represent the Holy Trinity when teaching Pagans.
- The shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade takes place in Arkansas and only runs a measly 98 feet!
- He changed his name – St. Patrick’s real name is Maewyn Succat.
- From 1903-1970 many bars and pubs were closed because St. Patrick’s Day was considered a dry holiday.
- The odds of finding a 4 leaf clover is 1 in 10,000 – keep looking!
- Despite what’s been said, St. Patrick was never officially declared as a saint.
- Wearing green is prevalent on St. Patrick’s Day because legend says it keeps you from getting pinched by leprechauns.
We hope that finding out St. Patrick actually wore the color blue, didn’t ruin the holiday for you! If you’re done relying on luck to bring your business to great heights, contact us. Here at Burkhart, we provide personalized marketing and advertising to bring your business to the next level.