These St. Patrick’s Day traditions are common, but do you know where they come from? Check out common trivia about this holiday below.
The color was originally blue, not green
St. Patrick is originally associated with the color blue – so what happened? Because of Ireland’s lush vegetation and the legend of the shamrock, people slowly started associating him and his holiday with green.
The shamrock has religious significance
So, St. Paddy’s Day is green because of the shamrock, but you might be wondering what’s so special about a clover. According to legend, St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity to the Irish.
Corned beef and cabbage originated in the US
The original dish beloved by the Irish was pork and potatoes, but because Irish immigrants often lived near Jewish neighbors in the United States, they developed a taste for corned beef from Jewish deli carts – and cabbage was simply a cheap side.
Irish dancing is intense
There are several different types of Irish dance, and mastering different types allows you to earn different kinds of shoes. St. Patrick’s Day has a traditional set dance that is performed with no variations in steps.
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