Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Fact of the Day: Saint Patrick's Day

Despite not being a public holiday, St. Patrick's Day is still one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States. This is obviously because of America's history of many Irish immigrants, with at least ten percent of Americans claiming a notable amount of Irish ancestry. 

25 comments:

Theresa Mahoney said...

I married into an Irish family, so it's pretty big in my house.

Huggybear said...

This is FACT. The Irish did bring much to the USA - JFK comes to mind.
Boston certainly stands out - full of Irish influence.
I suppose we will never find out what really happened or was allowed to happen in
Dallas/Forth Worth, will we??
Just a reasonable question, eh?
Aussie Colin (25% Irish heritage) and strangely all this side of the family very successful.
We have St.Paddy day parades here in all Capital Cities.
Cheers and beers ( I recall drinking beer in your city - Spartanburg/Greenville, SC. - I even stayed there for 2 days!!!!)
Aussie Col

Disturbed Style said...

Lovely post! :)

xoxo

Kati said...

And then the USA has such a strict immigration policy nowadays - weird when you think they basically are all immigrants, apart from the native Americans...

-Kati

Bob Bushell said...

Happy Pats day.

DEZMOND said...

too bad most Irish people find American view of St, Patrick offensive

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

I think it's just an excuse for us Americans to drink green beer.

Margaret D said...

It's a great day....Happy St. Patrick's Day..

Elisabeth said...

Wow, how will you celebrate it? Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

xxx
E from Helsinki, Finland
http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

NanaDiana said...

Lots of Irish in my family! Happy St. Pat's Day!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Besides, who doesn't like an excuse to drink and party? That's why EVERYONE is Irish on St Patrick's Day!

LV said...

Enjoy the day with friends whether Irish or not.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A fun holiday!

Al Penwasser said...

Few people know that that pool was originally blue. Then, some drunk frat boys stepped up to it and....

stephen Hayes said...

I'm not Irish but I'm looking forward to corned beef and cabbage tonight.

Unknown said...

Also here in Italy we celebrate this holiday!!
xx

Pat Hatt said...

Become one big excuse for all to get drunk. Like they need any excuse though

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Green everywhere today

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome, my husband is Irish too!

Christine said...

Toronto celebrates!

Caro * said...

It is a great day ! :)

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Heaven forbid that I should celebrate a day that offends anyone. It seems like lately, all it takes is one objecting person, and you get called out. people take their stuff seriously, but are intolerant of others.

I don't drink. I don't know that I'm even Irish, but Happy St. Patrick's Day to those who are, and do celebrate! I love people more than designated holidays. (smile)

The Happy Whisk said...

I married an Irish hubby as well.

Gloria Baker said...

I love this celebration but we dont have here!

Kay said...

We sure did celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Chicago for sure!