Thursday, March 17, 2016

10 Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

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  1. Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival.
  2. Almost 37 million Americans are of Irish descent!
  3. The top three (3) American places that celebrate St. Patrick’s day are
    1. Boston
    2. New York City
    3. Chicago
  4. Each leaf of a four (4) leaf clover has a meaning – hope, faith, luck & love
  5. St. Patrick was from Ireland – He was from Britain!
  6. 44% of people plan on wearing green today.  Why should you?  Image result for LeprechaunWell it is tradition to pinch people who aren’t wearing it.
  7. The legend of Leprechauns can be traced back to the 8th century tales of of water spirts called “luchorpanm” meaning small body.
  8. shil·le·lagh  (SHəˈlālē/) noun a thick stick of blackthorn or oak used in Ireland, typically as a weapon.
  9. Legend states that St. Patrick drove snakes out of Ireland, but science has proven that it is too cold in Ireland and that snakes never existed there.
  10. Corned Beef and cabbage is the traditional meal to eat on St. Patrick’s Day
    1. Irish Corned Beef Brisket and Cabbage RecipeHere is a recipe via
    2. 1 (3 lb.) corned beef brisket, plus seasoning packet
      1 large onion, peeled
      10 small (red) potatoes
      15 baby carrots
      1 head of cabbage, cored and cut into wedges
      Salt and pepper (to taste)
    3. Place brisket, seasoning packet and onion in a large Dutch oven or pot. Cover with water 6 inches above meat. Bring to a boil and boil for 30 minutes. Reduce to medium low or to a gentle boil. Cover and cook for 3 1/2 hours. Remove onions, cut into wedges and put back in the pot. Add carrots, cabbage and then potatoes. Cover and cook 30 more minutes or until potatoes are tender. Remove vegetables, but keep the meat in the juices until you’re ready to slice it so it won’t dry out.


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