10 Things You Didn’t Know About St. Patrick’s Day — Including His Real Name

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“Patrick’s ‘real’ (i.e. Brythonic) name was Maewyn Succat, or in Latin, Magonus Succetus.

Approximately 13 million pints of Guinness will be consumed worldwide on St. Patrick’s Day.

The phrase “drowning the shamrock” is rooted in a tradition in which a shamrock worn on the lapel for St. Patrick’s Day was tossed in the last drink of the evening.

he first St. Patrick’s Day celebration took place in America in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1737.

From 1903 until 1970 all pubs were closed on the holiday due to religious observances.

According to the most recent census data, 33.3 million U.S. residents claim Irish ancestry, which is seven times Ireland’s total population, cites WalletHub.

 

 

 

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About St. Patrick’s Day — Including His Real Name