An Irish March…

clover-flagSt. Patrick’s Day
Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish.

The world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military. This parade became an annual event, with President Truman attending in 1948.

Did you know March is also Irish-American Heritage Month?

Congress first proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1991, and the president issues a proclamation commemorating the occasion each year.

St Patrick’s Day Infographic of the day…

St. Patrick�s Day By The Numbers

St. Patrick’s Day By the Numbers. (2013). The History Channel website. Retrieved 11:26, March 6, 2013, from http://www.history.com/interactives/st-patricks-day-by-the-numbers.