No, Saint Patrick is not the Saint of Beer… but I’ll bet a lot of people think he is. He was an English priest, who went to Ireland to bring them Christianity in, or around, 400 AD. The land of leprechauns and shamrocks, where the primary color is green and there’s a song in every word spoken. Oddly, the first Saint Patrick’s Day did not happen in Ireland! It came in New York City in 1762. There are over 34 million people in the US that have some sort of Irish decent. (I think that’s more people than live in Ireland!) Yep, I checked… by almost 30 million! Today is a day to be proud of your heritage, whether you have any Irish blood in you are not. “May the road rise up to meet you”.
How to celebrate – Go green! Visit an Irish Pub. Visit Ireland.