Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We want you to enjoy the day’s festivities, and stay safe while doing it.
If you’ll be indulging in a green beer or two, ensure you’ve got a plan to get home safely – a designated driver, a taxi, or public transport.
Drivers, be on the lookout for pedestrians who may be unsteady on their feet, and report any erratic or unsafe driving you might observe!
In the meantime, enjoy some St. Patrick’s Day trivia:
St. Patrick’s Day Facts & Trivia
In Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday similar to Christmas and Easter.
Erin go Bragh translates to “Ireland forever.”
The very first St. Patrick’s Day parade was not in Ireland. It was in Boston in 1737.
The largest parade in the United States, held since 1762, is in New York City, and draws more than one million spectators each year.
Over 100 US cities hold a parade every year. Some of the other biggest St. Patrick’s Day parades are in Chicago, Illinois and Savannah, Georgia.
In 1948 President Truman became the first president to attend a St. Patrick’s Day parade.
The city of Chicago goes so far to celebrate that they dye their river green.
Green is associated with Saint Patrick’s Day because it is the color of spring, of Ireland, and of the shamrock.