Did You Know? Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day 2009 (03/15)

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore About St. Patrick’s Day

March 15 : 02 days till St. Pat’s Day

Did you know that the myth that Saint Patrick drove all the snakes from Ireland into the Irish Sea is just that — a myth?

Many locals still insist that the serpents were drowned in the Irish Sea by Saint Patrick, causing their seas to be so rough.

The truth, however, is that serpents where never native to Ireland. The story is most likely a metaphor for the druidic religions, which disappeared from the Emerald Island after St. Patrick spread the seeds of Christianity.

Celebrating the patron saint of Ireland, its said that on St. Patrick’s Day everyone is Irish! The day is celebrated worldwide with shamrocks, parades and green beer!

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th! So stop by again tomorrow or for those with no patience you can visit our St. Patrick’s Day celebration for our list of Did You Know? St. Patrick’s Day facts.

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