The story of St. Patrick’s Day begins in Ireland On hillsides with the green, green grass Beneath the Irish sun. St. Patty put this grass of green in baskets he did weave, and filled them up with chocolate eggs For children to receive. uhm, actually, I think you’ve got it wrong, there…listen to this…ahem…. St. Patty’s Day commemorates a date from long ago: The Pilgrims and the natives dined, on food that they did grow, along with fish and turkeys too, they ate their peas and corn, They later added football, and a holiday was born. NO...no...no… ya eejit! That’s not it… St. Padddy’s day is when the kids go around with their scary masks and… Achhh! You doon’t have the sense you were born with, Lad, it’s when Santa comes down the chimn… That shows what you know... Make no mistake about it – I’m wishing you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day! …and then if the turkey sees his shadow... For some “No Blarney” Facts About St. Patrick’s Day, click any of the Shamrocks! sharmrock #1 St. Patrick’s Day is the annual feast of St. Patrick (circa AD 385-461), a patron saint of Ireland. According to legend, St. Patrick used the green three-leaf clover (the shamrock) to explain the holy trinity to the Christians of Ireland. This is how the wearing of the green became a tradition. sharmrock #2 Although an Irish holiday, the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the world is in New York City, where 150,000 marchers participate. sharmrock #3 The Chicago River is dyed green each year for St. Patrick’s Day. sharmrock #4 In Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and the US, St. Patrick’s Day is not an official holiday, but is widely celebrated.