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St. Patrick’s Day Dishes and Other Facts

Irish dishes include Corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, Irish cream pie, Irish soda bread, scones, Irish cheese bread, and all of these would be a good choice on St. Patrick’s Day.

Other facts:

– March 17th, the day of celebration, is the day of Patrick’s death.
– St. Patrick, the patron saint of the Irish, was not from Ireland.
– Patrick was an old time missionary in Ireland during the 4th century.
– He brought many people to conversion and into the Christian religion.
– The Shamrock, symbol of St. Patrick’s Day, was a plant with three leaves that Patrick used to demonstrate to the pagans the trinity of God – Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
– Maewyn is the name St. Patrick was born with. His name was changed by the Bishop in a monastery in France, after he escaped his captivity. He was not religious at all when he was a child.
– The first St. Paddy’s day parade in America was in 1737, 40 years before the Revolutionary War.
– The first day of spring is March 21st and this could be the reason St. Patrick’s Day celebrations have caught on so big.
– Everyone turns Irish for a day – just wear green, the sign of life.

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