I am sure that a lot of you are ready to celebrate and some of you have even been celebrating over the past weekend. Here is a little trivia to get you started today:
- The status of the four-leaf clover, the brilliant green symbol of St. Patrick's Day, as a sign of good luck goes way back. Like wwwaaaayyyy back. In fact, the four-leaf clover was originally a symbol of good luck for the ancient Celtic druids.
- Why green? Green became synonymous with St. Patrick's Day after green clovers were worn to ward off the devil during the Irish Rebellion.
- St. Patrick would combine Celtic rituals with his teachings of Christianity. For example, he incorporated the Celtic use of bonfires to honor gods into Easter celebrations.
- There already was a small number of Christians in Ireland when St. Patrick arrived.
- The first St. Patrick's Day parade in Dublin was not held until 1931.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Sources of fun: St. Patrick's Day Trivia in Real Simple
St. Paddy's Day Trivia from New Jersey 101.5
Who was St. Patrick on History.com