St. Patrick’s Day Trivia, and A Reminder to be Irish Responsibly

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Education | 0 comments

March 17th is traditionally the day recongnized to commemorate the death Saint Patrick in 461AD and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, it is known as the day of “The Feast”.  It is also recognized as celebrating the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Many people today recognize March 17th as the start of 

spring, yet the actual start of spring is 3 days later on March 20th.   

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Test your skill at some of the top St. Patrick’s Day Facts:

  1. Odds of finding a four-leaf clover are 1 in 10,000.
  2. The largest St Patrick’s Day parade is held in New York City.
  3. Double the amount of Guinness is consumed on St Patrick’s Day than any other day, 13 million pints.
  4. Since 1980 Indiana has hosted its first St. Patrick’s Day Parade. And since 1996 has been dying the Canal in downtown Indianapolis Green as a start to the celebration days prior to St. Patrick’s Day. 
  5. Blue was the original color associated with St. Patrick’s Day.
  6. St Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th because that is the day St Patrick died.
  7. Irish soda bread is popular on St Patrick’s Day.  Why is a cross-cut in the top of that bread?  To ward off the devil.
  8. The Celtic harp is a national symbol of Ireland, making it the only country to have a musical instrument as a national symbol.
  9. Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dish. In 2009, roughly 26.1 billion pounds of beef and 2.3 billion pounds of cabbage were produced in the United States.
  10.  There are approximately 144,588 current U.S. residents who were born in Ireland.
  11. There are 34.7 million U.S. residents with Irish ancestry. This number is more than seven times the population of Ireland itself.
  12. Sixteen U.S. places share the name of Ireland’s capital, Dublin. With 44,541 residents, Dublin, CA, is the largest of the nice, followed by Dublin, OH, with 39,310.
  13. More than 13million Pints of Guiness Beer are consumed on St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick’s Day celebrates the rich history and culture of the Irish. Regrettably, it is also a day when many make the dangerous choice of driving after they’ve been drinking.

From  2008 to 2012, drunk driving claimed 268 lives on St. Patrick’s Day alone an average of 54 deaths on each St. Patrick’s Day in the past five years.   Having a day where we can all be Irish is great, but be responsible.  Don't rely on luck

At Bragg Agency, we want to remind you how a quick wrong decision, can change everything.  But don’t make the selfish mistake to drink and then get behind the wheel.   Call a friend.  Call a cab. Use public transporation.  Don’t become a statistic.

At Bragg Agency, we wish you a very Happy & Safe St. Patrick’s Day!

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