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St. Patrick's Day March 17th: Trivia

 

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Ten Things About St. Patrick's Day

1. Year Of Birth 385 AD

2. Died 461 AD

3. Burial place unknown

4. Real Name Maewyn Succat

5. He adopted the name Patrick or Patricius upon becoming a Priest

6. Began associating the shamrock for the Christian Holy Trinity

7. Credited for removing snakes from Ireland

8. Trained as a cleric in France

9. Work history includes sheepherder, preacher, baptiser and bishop

10. St. Patricks's Day was first celebrated in America in 1737

11. 19 American presidents claim Irish heritage

112. Green ale is the preferred drink

Traditional Customs For Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

1. Wear an emblem in honor of the Saint, generally a shamrock

2. Men should make a cross of a twig of wild sallow and pin it to the thatch inside the house or above the door.

3. Wear the "Trifolium repens"-white clover

4. After church go to the pub to drink the "pota Pa/draig"-St. Patricks pot. Many acts of devotion should be followed by an equal number of acts of copious libation

5. Give treats and gifts to friends and children

6. Put shamrock which has been worn on the day into the last glass of drink-then toast to the health of all and pick the wet drowned shamrock out of the glass and toss it over the left shoulder

7. You must begin your spring planting soon after St. Patrick's day-peas are best planted on the 17th

88. Add 4 to 6 drops of green food coloring to a pint of beer to get the traditional green ale look to your lager or ale.

Great Green Things To Wear on St. Patrick's Day/b>

HOLIDAY: St. Patrick's Day	. Click here for larger image Emerald City Guard Adult
 
They protect the great and powerful...
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HOLIDAY: St. Patrick's Day	. Click here for larger image Green Glitter Glasses
 
That which glitters is green!
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HOLIDAY: St. Patrick's Day	. Click here for larger image Irish Afro
 
Crazy for for this St. Patrick's Day!
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HOLIDAY: St. Patrick's Day	. Click here for larger image Shamrock Stockings (Black)
 
Fun tights with green shamrocks!
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HOLIDAY: St. Patrick's Day	. Click here for larger image Vile Leprechaun 1/2 Mask Adult
 
This scary goblin will raise the adrenaline!
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HOLIDAY: St. Patrick's Day	. Click here for larger image General Mills Lucky CharmsĀ® Leprechaun Adult
 
A costume that's Magically Delicious!
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HOLIDAY: St. Patrick's Day	. Click here for larger image Suede Top Hat with Buckle
 
A wonderful hat for your leprechaun costume.
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HOLIDAY: St. Patrick's Day	. Click here for larger image Mini Leprechaun Hat
 
Perfect if you have just a little bit of Irish in you!
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HOLIDAY: St. Patrick's Day	. Click here for larger image St. Patty Bowler
 
A fun, festive hat for St. Patty's day!
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HOLIDAY: St. Patrick's Day	. Click here for larger image Today I'm Irish Ball Cap
 
Need something green this St. Patrick's Day?
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HOLIDAY: St. Patrick's Day	. Click here for larger image Giant Leprechaun Hat
 
The ultimate Leprechaun hat!
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HOLIDAY: St. Patrick's Day	. Click here for larger image Green Fishnet Tights
 
Perfect touch of green for your St. Patrick's Day, Mardi Gras or Christmas outfit!
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HOLIDAY: St. Patrick's Day	. Click here for larger image Oversized Shamrock Mad Hatter
 
CAUTION!!! Should only be worn by someone intending to have lots o'fun!!
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HOLIDAY: St. Patrick's Day	. Click here for larger image Parade Leprechaun Adult
 
A great mascot costume! Perfect for parties and parades!
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HOLIDAY: St. Patrick's Day	. Click here for larger image Shamrock Lei
 
Grab one for everyone this St. Patrick's Day!
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HOLIDAY: St. Patrick's Day	. Click here for larger image Beer Goggles
 
See the world through beer colored googles!
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HOLIDAY: St. Patrick's Day	. Click here for larger image Green Vest and Tie
 
Festive and fun for any occasion!
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HOLIDAY: St. Patrick's Day	. Click here for larger image Leprechaun Hat
 
The perfect hat for St. Patrick's Day!
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