25 Little Known Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

Did you know that St. Patrick wasn’t Irish? Or that green wasn’t even his color? These are 25 little known facts about St. Patrick’s Day.

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Contrary to popular belief, corned beef and cabbage is about as Irish as a taco salad

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After spending most of his life getting beat up in Ireland preaching to druids, St Patrick was largely forgotten after his death on March 17 461

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Over the centuries the legends began to crop up and he was eventually declared the patron saint of Ireland

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The shamrock is worn today because apparently St Patrick picked a three leaf clover off the ground to explain the trinity before the druid king. It too became somewhat of a legend although there is actually nothing Irish about shamrocks. They can be found all over Europe.

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Your odds of finding a four-leaf clover are about 1 in 10,000

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