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Did You Know? Countdown to St. Patrick's Day (03/11)

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

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Did You Know? Facts, Figures & Folklore About St. Patrick’s Day March 11 : 06 days till St. Pat’s Day

Did you know that while it is customary to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day in the United States, the color green is actually considered unlucky in Ireland?

Green is the color of faeries, which are believed to steal children who wear too much green.

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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Holiday Reminder: St. Patrick’s Day

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

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Holiday Reminder: St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated next Wed. March 17th.

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Did You Know? Countdown to St. Patrick's Day (03/10)

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

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Did You Know? Facts, Figures & Folklore About St. Patrick’s Day March 10 : 07 days till St. Pat’s Day

Did you know that Patrick, nee Maewyn, was captured by Gaelic slave traders at the age of sixteen and sold to an Irish sheep farmer?

Patrick was enslaved for six years, during which he turned to Christianity for comfort. He escaped at the age of 22, and spent the next 12 years living in a British monastery. It was there that he adopted the name Patrick.

Did you know that Patrick returned to Ireland after his time in a monastery, along with 20-some followers, serving as a Christian missionary?

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 (03/09)

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

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Did You Know? Facts, Figures & Folklore About St. Patrick’s Day March 09 : 08 days till St. Pat’s Day

Did you know that Patrick was neither Irish nor particularly religious, at least not initially?

Patrick was born Maewyn Succat in 385 CE in the Welsh town of Banwen, and for the first sixteen years of his life he was an avowed pagan.

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 (03/08)

Monday, March 8th, 2010

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Did You Know? Facts, Figures & Folklore About St. Patrick’s Day March 08 : 09 days till St. Pat’s Day

Did you know that St. Patrick’s Day is the Roman Catholic feast honoring Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick?

The holiday is also an international celebration of Irish history and heritage.

Did you know that St. Patrick is believed to have died in Ireland on March 17, 461 C.E.?

The anniversary of his death is now the day on which St. Patrick’s Day feast is celebrated.

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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Holiday Reminder: St. Patrick’s Day

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

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Holiday Reminder: St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated in 2 weeks, Wed. March 17th.

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(March 01) This Month we're celebrating. . .  Irish-American Month

Monday, March 1st, 2010

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Irish-American Month

There’s a little bit of the green in all Americans this month as we celebrate the “deep roots” and friendship between Ireland and the US, as well as the Irish-American people.

When Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, ’tis like the morn in Spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter,
You can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay.
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.

And we’re also counting down to the big party on St. Patrick’s Day! So visit our St. Partick’s Day website for more holiday fun!

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