Published 11/03/2019

St. Patrick’s Day takes place on the 17th March to celebrate the life of the Patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Here are some interesting facts about this observed date.

The colour for St. Patrick’s Day was not always green

When most people think of St. Patricks Day, they think of the colour green. Despite the common association, green wasn’t always the colour linked to this day. It was in fact blue up until the 17th Century. As the national flower is the four leaf clover, a social shift was made to use green to commemorate this day instead.

The day is celebrated outside of Ireland

In Ireland, 17th March is considered a bank holiday and businesses and schools are closed. In England, Scotland and Wales, University students tend to dress up in green clothing and go to clubs and bars. In America, they go all out. The White House fountains are dyed green. New York, Los Angeles, Ohio and many other states have parades. In Boston, Irish people make up the majority of the city’s population, therefore some business are closed early. In Chicago, their famous river is dyed green.

Guinness is being used more in the kitchen

Along with the colour green, Guinness is also most associated with St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Guinness has seen mainstream popularity across the globe, for centuries. There are numerous websites dedicated to treats that you can make at home with a can of Guinness, including; fudge brownies, soups, cookie ice cream and burgers (You must be over 18 to purchase alcohol in the UK).

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