Facts about St Patrick’s Day
1.Irish immigrants coming to North America started St Patrick’s day parades to honour their nationality.
2. The first parade took place in Boston in 1737 followed by New York in 1762.
3.Ireland held their first parade in 1931
4.St Patrick’s Day always fell during Lent, when all the pubs where closed
5.The original colour associated with St Patrick is blue but because shamrocks and leprechauns are green, St Patrick’s Day adopted the colour green.
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