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Holiday Reminder: St. Patrick’s Day

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

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Holiday Reminder: St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated in 3 weeks, Thur. March 17th.

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Holiday Reminder: St. Patrick’s Day

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

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Holiday Reminder: St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated in one month, Thur. March 17th.

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Did You Know? Countdown to St. Patrick's Day (03/16)

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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Did You Know? Facts, Figures & Folklore About St. Patrick’s Day March 16 : 01 day till St. Pat’s Day

Did you know that there are 34 million U.S. citizens claiming Irish ancestry?

That’s nearly ten times the population of Ireland today, which has 3.9 million people. Since 1820, 4.8 million Irish have legally immigrated to the U.S.

Did you know that Irish Americans are the second most numerous ethnic group in the United States?

Only four other countries (Germany, Italy, Mexico and the United Kingdom) have sent more native-born residents to U.S. shores.

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 on March 17th!

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

Monday, March 15th, 2010

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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 so join us as we countdown to St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th!

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Did You Know? Countdown to St. Patrick's Day (03/14)

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

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Did You Know? Facts, Figures & Folklore About St. Patrick’s Day March 14 : 03 days till St. Pat’s Day

Did you know that leprechauns are traditional Irish folk figures?

Leprechauns are believed to be cranky little fellows responsible for mending the shoes of fairies and causing all sorts of mayhem and mischief.

Legend tells that if you are lucky enough to find a leprechaun, you must be careful not to let the little green guy out of your sight until he tells you where the pot of gold is. You had better be on your toes, though, because leprechauns are known to be cunning and quick – in the blink of an eye, the gold guard will dash out of sight, taking your hopes for good fortune with him.

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 on March 17th!

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Did You Know? Countdown to St. Patrick's Day (03/13)

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

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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 on March 17th!

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Did You Know? Countdown to St. Patrick's Day (03/12)

Friday, March 12th, 2010

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Did You Know? Facts, Figures & Folklore About St. Patrick’s Day March 12 : 05 days till St. Pat’s Day

Did you know that the Irish celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by wearing shamrocks on their lapels’ and dressing their children up in the colors of the Irish flag: orange, white and green?

The green on the flag symbolizes the people of the south, the orange represents the people of the north. The white stands for peace, which brings the green and orange together as a united nation.

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 on March 17th!

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