Did You Know? Facts, Figures & Folklore About St. Patrick’s Day March 13 : 04 days till St. Pat’s Day
Did you know that the shamrock was viewed as a sacred plant in ancient Ireland?
The shamrock, considered the official plant of Ireland, symbolized rebirth.
Did you know that in the seventeenth century, the shamrock became a symbol of Irish nationalism?
In defending themselves against encroaching English imperialism, many Irish wore a shamrock on their lapel as a symbol of their opposition to English rule.
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 so join us as we countdown to St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday March 17, 2011!