St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.
Feeling lucky? It's St. Patrick's Day!
Here are some fun Irish facts to celebrate this joyous holiday!
- On March 17th in 461 A.D., Saint Patrick, Christian missionary, bishop and apostle of Ireland, dies at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland.
- Did you know that our Nature's Select CEO & Founder, Paul Cavanaugh, is Irish? His ancestors migrated from Ireland long ago. Without the Cavanaugh family, Nature's Select would cease to exist.
- Check out the Native Dog Breeds of Ireland. The dog featured in this blog post's photo is an Irish setter!
- Irish legend says that each leaf of the clover has a meaning: Hope, Faith, Love and Luck.
- According to Fortune, there will be 13 MILLION PINTS of Guinness consumed on St. Patrick's Day. That's a lot of beer!
- The word "shamrock" comes from the Irish word "seamróg," meaning "little clover."
- The first St. Patrick's Day parade was held in Boston, MA in 1737.
- Chicago first dyed their river green in 1962.
- Speaking of Chicago's river, it takes about 45 pounds of green dye to turn a portion of the river green!
- 60% of Americans plan on celebrating the Irish holiday.
- The source Wallethub estimates that $5,900,000,000 will be spent on March 17, 2018 in America!
- Discover the reason why green became associated with St. Patrick's Day here.
- New York City has the longest running parade to date...a 256-year-old tradition!
- The Irish word for luck is Ádh mór.
- Craving some Irish food? This article has over 55+ recipes you can try this weekend. Corned beef & cabbage, anyone?
- Flogging Molly's "Drunken Lullabies" is the most popular song to listen to on St. Patrick's Day.
- Our Select High Protein Recipe's bag color is green. This recipe is great for puppies, pregnant dogs, or highly active dogs.
From our Irish family to yours...
Have a safe & joyful St. Patrick's Day!