7 interesting things about St. Patrick’s Day

Do you know the answers?

Never forget to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day.

That may be the one thing we all know about the holiday here at River City Weekend.

We tested that theory. And we weren’t wrong.

Do you know more about St. Patrick’s Day?

Try for your self…


  1. What is the origin of St. Patrick’s Day?
  2. What day is St. Patrick’s Day celebrated every year?
  3. What is the original color of St. Patrick’s Day?
  4. What are your chances of finding a four-leaf clover?
  5. What brand of alcoholic beverage is the most popular on St. Patrick’s Day?
  6. St. Patrick is credited with driving what out of Ireland?
  7. Why is corned beef and cabbage a St. Patrick’s Day staple?


  1. Before he was Saint Patrick, his name was Maewyn Succat. And he’s celebrated on the day he died because he introduced Christianity to Ireland.
  2. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on the 17th of March every year
  3. St. Patrick’s color was a light shade of blue. The official color switched to green after its association to the Irish independence movement
  4. 1:10,000
  5. Could it be anything other than Dublin, Ireland’s own Irish Stout, Guinness? No, it’s Guinness.
  6. He’s credited with driving snakes out of Ireland. Even though snakes weren’t on the island before Saint Patrick was there.
  7. According to History.com, corned beef and cabbage started in America. Low-income Irish Americans would purchase leftover corned beef from ships returning from the tea trade in China. They would then boil it many times to remove the brine.

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