St. Patrick's Day 2013
Fun Facts and History
Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013 10:03
*St. Patrick is prominently known for bringing Catholicism to Ireland.
* The use of the shamrock in celebration is based off the myth that St. Patrick used it to explain the holy trinity to the Irish.
* St. Patrick was not Irish, he was British
* Green was not always the color of St. Patrick’s Day, it was St. Patrick blue
* In Ireland they don’t eat corn beef and cabbage, instead they eat a type of bacon
Traditions and Memories:
"When I was little, the 'leprechaun' used to hide a little present somewhere in my house. I was also convinced when I was five that these dirt marks on the backboard of my basketball hoop were leprechaun footprints." - Kristyn Lyncheski, Digital Editor
"There was this kid in my high school who, because he was 5ft tall and tiny with bright red hair, would dress as a leprechaun. Every St. Patrick’s Day he would wear this costume and run into a random classroom, cause all types of chaos, then run out. Sometimes the teachers would attempt to catch him. A lot of kids felt lucky if their's was the class he barged in on.” - Chelsea Catlett,
Assistant Digital Editor
“My mom cooks corn beef and cabbage and my teachers in elementary school used to mess up the classroom and say leprechauns did it.” - Lindsay Rittenhouse, News Editor
“Going to Gaelic Park to see hurling is a staple of my St. Patrick’s Day festivities.” - Brandon Biskobing, Staff Write