3. The world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade happened on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military.
In the 19th Century, St. Patrick’s Day was highly political. The Irish-Americans utilized their feast day as a means to showcase their collective force and political power- all while being a discriminated group.
2. Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking are lifted for the day as many celebrations include alcohol and grand feasts.
Which only started happening in Ireland after 1970 – before that, it was observed as a religious holiday; no pubs, no booze, only quiet.
1. St. Patrick WASN’T Irish
And today is the anniversary of his death
Interested in a few more? Check out this article by the Catholic Online: http://bit.ly/1gWG5bI
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