A Few Things You Might Not Know About St. Patrick’s Day
Did you know there are no female leprechauns? What? Well, according to traditional Irish folks tales, anyway. But I'm not buying it.
There's no corn in corned beef. So why is it called that? The large grains of salt that were historically used to cure meats were also known as corns. So there you go.
St. Patrick was British. Or Scottish. Or something. But he wasn't Irish. It's true. He wasn't even from Ireland. Although he did introduce Christianity to Ireland in 432. He was actually born to Roman parents in Scotland or Wales in the late 4th century.
St Patty's Day used to be a dry holiday in Ireland. But what's the fun in that? For most of the 20th century, St. Patrick's Day was considered a religious holiday, so the bars were closed! Gasp! Thankfully, they came to their senses in 1970 and made it a national holiday. Let the green beer flow!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!