Saturday, March 13, 2010

St. Patrick's Day!

I love St. Patricks Day! Every year my boys are visited by a leperchan that leaves a trail of shamrocks and coins around our property. At the end of the trail is a giant 6 ft tall leperchan that has a bucket of golden treasures! My boys love the hunt and excitment of finding their treasures!
Blogging around I found a site that has a free downloadable book filled with crafts, decorations and food just for St. Pattys Day! Check it out here. It really has some great ideas!

It has some fun facts about St. Patricks Day that I didn't know about, that actually made me like the holiday even more...

Fun Facts about St. Patrick’s Day
-The first St. Patrick’s Day Parades were not in Ireland, but in Boston (1737) and New York (1762).
- Irish immigrants living in New York actually outnumbered Irish living in Dublin, Ireland at one time!
-St. Patrick was born in Scotland, but spent 40 years preaching Christianity in Ireland.
- Legend says that St. Patrick chased all the snakes out of Ireland.
- The three-leaf clover was used by St. Patrick to explain the Holy Trinity to pre-Christian Ireland.
-For St. Patrick’s Day every year, Chicago dyes its river bright green to celebrate.
-Leprechauns are hard-workers although sometimes mischievous! They are the official shoemakers to the fairy kingdom.
-19 U.S. Presidents have claimed Irish heritage.
- Seattle paints a green stripe on roads on St. Patrick’s Day.
- Corned beef is completely an American invention, but very popular with Irish-American immigrants nonetheless!
Enjoy chasing after your little rainbow this year, and hopefully a little guy doesn't steal your gold before you find it!

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