The Fun Committee did not disappoint at OSC today! Our staff enjoyed cookies and some interesting St. Patrick’s Day Trivia!
Did you know??
- The first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in the United States in 1762 (NOT in Ireland!).
- Each year in Chicago since 1962, the Plumber Union dyes the Chicago River Kelly Green.
- Dublin, Ireland hosts a huge festival in honor of St. Patrick, which lasts for FOUR DAYS.
- Leprechauns are the mythological being that have become a part of St. Patrick’s Day lore and Irish culture.
- Nearly 13 million pints of Guinness ale are served on St. Patrick’s Day.
- Blue, not Green, was the original color associated with St. Patrick.
- 5 million American residents claim Irish ancestry (nearly 10% of the population)!
May your troubles be less, your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door!
Traditional Irish Blessing