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Saint Patrick's Day

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St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is one of Christianity's most widely known figures. But for all his celebrity, his life remains somewhat of a mystery. Ask any questions here about celebrating St. Patrick's Day.
Patrickstan!    But seriously... The first St. Patricks Day Parade in an  independent Ireland was held in Dublin in 1931, although it had  been an official public holiday since 1903.
  to a christan, the shamrock represents the holy trinity; god the father, jesus the son, and the holy spirit/ghost. so its pretty significant.
    St.Patrick was born in the year 389 A.D.     St.Patrick was born in the year 389 A.D.
Don't quote me, but I think that they are a full ounce of pure silver. Therefore, they have a melting value equal to the market price for an ounce. I don't think that they have any value above that of the material, but I am no expert. If you find out something better, please post it.
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because Irish thought green is lucky
Ireland's national color is green. Ireland is also known as the  emerald island, and is characterized by lush, green landscape.
Irish people from America and Ireland will cut your limbs off with a dull knife.....(just kidding), the tradition is for everyone you see to pinch you for that whole day.
Ádh mór agus Lá Fhéile Pádraig sonas ort.
  There are a great many. Two of the most well known are St. Brigid and St. Brenden.
In Irish it's: Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig ort (singular) / Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh (plural)
Yesterday we celebrated our 100th annual St. Patrick's Day parade. It was put on by Missouri University of Science and Technology, formerly UMR and the City of Rolla Missouri. So not sure it is the first, but 1908 was Rolla's first. Here are a few facts regarding the St. Patrick's day parade. After...
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17th. This date is  considered the date of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint  of Ireland. The holiday was made an official Christian feast day in  the seventeenth century.
Some people where green on St. Patrick's day because to them it's good luck.Yes that's one of the things people do for the day, but here in the USA, the sprit of ST. Patrick's Day is forgotten for most people. To them it's just a day to drink till you pass out and to be as obnoxious as they can. Oh...
A very rare Irish ruby from the crown of Fergus Mor McEirch
No. A martyr is a saint who was killed because of their faith or in defense of their faith. There is nothing to suggest that St. Patrick died that way.No.
It is Ireland's national holiday. Where there are Irish people or people of Irish descent, St. Patrick's day will be celebrated. St. Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland, which is why he is so important to the Irish people.
He watches over them and decides if they will get into heaven.
gold coins have to do with saint Patricks day because leprechauns used them.
    Because people just want an excuse to go wild and party and get drunk. They regret it later, but it does NOT have to do with the holiday!!!     Anything you buy me.
St. Patrick's day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated  annually on March 17, the day of his death. The day commemorates  Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and  celebrates Irish culture in general.
  It is claimed that he expelled all the snakes from Ireland. The truth is there never were any snakes in Ireland to begin with.
  The real question is... Which five Irish Cities DONT have a Saint Patty's parade.   There are only five true cities in the Republic of Ireland: Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Limerick and Galway and all of them hold Paddy's Day Parades. Kilkenny is also termed a city but does not have city...
Any body can celebrate St Patrick's Day if they wanted to but its more for Christians and Catholics, and Irish people in Ireland and around the world.
  Starting at age 16, St. Patrick spent six years in slavery, working as a herdsman, near the mountain Slemish in county Antrim (according to tradition) or in county Connacht.
Blarney is a town in Ireland.To flatter, a smooth talking person
Kissing the Blarney Stone is said to give the kisser the gift of  speaking with great eloquence or the skill to flatter. The stone  has been kissed by people from around the world especially  statesmen and literary people.
It's possible they're trying to be more like St. Patrick, I've heard he was the booziest of saints. More likely, however, everyone's just playing up crude stereotypes or our Irish compatriots- oh and it makes Dropkick Murphys music nearly tolerable.
There are two reasons why people wear green on Saint Patrick's day.  One is because green in one of the colors in the Irish flag, the  other reason is Ireland is known as the emerald isle.
Americans started celebrating St. Pattys day for the Irish Soliders serving the Americans on March 17, 1762. The next 35 years later it was called the " Irish Aid" where Americans held parades and celebrated by wearing green. There are now over 100 parades celebrated every year on St. Pattys day in...
About a million Irish came to America between 1845 and 1852, to escape the Great Famine. They brought St. Patrick's Day with them.
It is Ireland's national holiday. St. Patrick is the patron saint  of Ireland, just as St. George and St. Andrew are the patron saints  of England and Scotland, respectively.    Irish-Americans make a bigger deal of St. Patrick's Day than the  Irish in Ireland do.
  Loads i guess it is due to the drunk drivers drank on Guiness Extra Cold (r)
It is unknown, but by the looks of the current petitions by Guinness, it may become one within the next 3 years.
St. Patrick was known as a patron saint in Ireland. He was also  known as the apostle of Ireland and brought Christianity to  Ireland.
Boil up some ham, cabbage, potatoes and carrots all in the same pot at the same time.. Substitute corned beef for ham is desired.
The shamrock is a symbol of Ireland. It is said to have been used  by Saint Patrick to illustrate the Father, the Son, and the Holy  Spirit, otherwise known as the Holy Trinity.
St. Patrick's Day is observed on March 17 every year. In Ireland,  celebrations include a five day long festival, parades, music and  dance performances, and educational events about Irish culture and  language.
The first Saint Patrick's Day parade in the US was in New York City  in 1762. The parade, honoring the patron saint of Ireland, was held  by Irish soldiers in the British army.
Probably the exact same thing they eat every day.
St. Patrick's Day is not a federally recognized holiday in the  United States. However it became a national holiday in Ireland in  1909.
Ireland devoted a great deal of land to growing potatoes, but they  were not the first European country to grow many potatoes. Spain,  Germany, and France all grew large amounts of potatoes with France  having 117 million hectares devoted to growing potatoes in 1840.
Typically green is worn on Saint Patrick's Day. Wearing orange may  symbolize one is not Irish or that they do not like to wear green.
Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated every year on March 17. It  commemorates the arrival of Christianity to Ireland, which is  something Saint Patrick is credited with doing.
The largest St. Patricks day parade is in Savannah Ga. The reason it is unique is because so many people get together and have fun and its so large.
Well if st Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland you could say cheers in Irish which is slainte(prononce slawn-che)
The largest Irish celebration parade in the US is held in New York  City. The parade route travels up 5th Avenue between 44th street  and 79th street every March 17th.
  Patrick was a trouble maker who lived in England and one day when the Irish attacked, he was captured and made a slave. Not until he became a slave was he close to God.
Traditionally the Irish drink during wakes to honor the dead, Saint Patrick's day is celebrated on the day it is thought Saint Patrick died.. making the holiday similar to a being his wake. This makes drinking a natural choice.
  == Acoording to superstition, clover leaf, especially the four-leafed clover, bring good luck to those who find it accidentially ==
The Blarney Stone is a piece of large limestone that was built into  the Blarney Castle in Ireland in 1446. Anyone who kisses the stone  is said to be forever blessed with the gift of gab.
  No, in fact some years ago, St. Patrick's Day fell on a Friday in Lent, a traditional day for Catholics to abstain from eating meat. This meant no corned beef on St. Patrick's Day unless the local Archbishops gave a special dispensation for that day. Some bishops did, others did not, most...
The Chicago River is dyed green every year for St. Patrick's Day.
St. Patrick died on March 17,493 A.D. He was instrumental in  bringing Christianity to Ireland. March 17th became a Catholic  feast day in the 17th century to honor this saint. However, in  time, Ireland made it a national holiday. Celebration of St.  Patrick's Day spread to other parts of the...
Ireland is an island that is divided into the Republic of Ireland,  which is independent, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the  United Kingdom. The land itself is mostly made up of plains and low  lying mountains.
Erin Go Bragh is a phrase that loosely translates to Ireland  Forever. It is an expression used to signify Irish pride and  heritage.
You can pinch one person until they get green on
  # St Patrick droves all the snakes from Ireland.
At St. Patrick's day celebrations, however, there is a wide variety - and the theme is usually related to "things Irish." Many of them are "drinking" or "sing-along" songs. One of the most popular (but very sad) is "Danny Boy." Some songs were originally in Broadway shows or motion pictures. "Bells...
A leprechaun is a creature from Irish folklore and thus represents  Irish culture. It is not connected to Saint Patrick's Day directly,  but both are prominent symbols of Ireland.
It means your green stuff wasn't clean.
  It is celebrated in the US quite unlike it is in Ireland. It has become a commercial enterprise with no shame.
    === You can see them at anytime of the day if your drunk!:) ===  
It's named for a saint named Patrick, who brought Christianity to Ireland.
The NEVER come out, and never will do. They are completely made up.
  St. Patrick's Day is on March 17th of every year. Holy Week takes precedence over all saint's days.   There are just to many saints to have them all on a Sunday.
It is the national holiday in Ireland.
There are a variety of things associated with St. Patrick's Day.  Some of these include the color green, shamrocks, beer, and  celebration.
They are saints of Patrick. Patrick is an Irish belief. They also wore green and they kind of all got put together and got involved with each other. Now we have leprechauns apart of Saint Patrick's Day.
The largest St. Patrick's Day parade is held each year in New YorkCity. The parade goes up 5th Avenue, beginning at 44th Street andending at 79th Street. The first St. Patrick's Day parade was heldin New York City in 1762.
He minded pigs on Slemish Mountain.Patrick was forced to work as a shepherd for a Druid chieftain.
A few years ago they dyed a river green for St. Patricks day.
Dag van Sint Patrick is a Dutch equivalent of 'Saint Patrick's Day'.
He was a slave for 6 years.
The color green in Ireland stands for the Nationalists. It also  represents the green land, which gives Ireland its nickname, the  Emerald Isle.