Green, Beer and Shamrocks || Happy St. Patrick's Day

Grand parade to be sure, when St Patrick's Day falls on a Saturday

It's been said almost every American claims to be part-Irish - especially each year when St. Patrick's Day comes around.

"You don't have to drag people out here, they want to come out, they want to be part of it, so it's very good". Hamill spent time on Ireland's rocky Skellig Michael island filming the most recent "Star Wars" movie, "The Last Jedi". The median age of those who claim Irish ancestry is 41 years old. "I do think the Irish have learned from Americans that it is OK to rejoice in being Irish". But after reading the seven facts below, you will be much more knowledgeable about who Saint Patrick actually is, where the green river is located and if alcohol has always been associated with this Irish holiday.

Patrick's Day with its 257th parade that includes 150,000 marchers, around 2 million spectators and lots and lots of green.

From 11am to 6pm the park played host to the bustling Irish Music & Dance Festival - with rides and traditional alcoholic beverages on the agenda.

The Taoiseach is in New York City, where he will march in the annual Fifth Avenue parade.

Irish traditions "alive" on P.E.I.

The three-leaved clover has been linked with the Irish celebration for centuriesWhat is a shamrock?

Many with Irish ancestry today still live in northeast Pennsylvania, all of NY and large sections of Massachusetts, New Jersey, Delaware, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Another, probably the most popular, is that Saint Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity to unbelievers. Nearly 12 percent of Americans today claim Irish ancestry - a staggering number given the size and population of Ireland today and over its history. They began coming here from the earliest colonial days, and kept on coming.

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Mr Roche said the celebrations showed the true spirit of the Irish community in Queensland, which he believed was important following the police investigation into groups of Irish scammers during the past week.

Someone is really enjoying himself this St. Patrick's Day.

After being held captive for six years, Saint Patrick heard a voice in his sleep say, "Soon you will go back to your homeland".

In Chicago, they dye the river green as a celebration.

Why is the color Green everywhere as well as Shamrocks?

It featured Irish soldiers serving in the English military.

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Despite that, Irish people who have moved to Rochester and settled here said they have been met with warm receptions. ( Reuters ) A participant is seen during the St. Patrick's Day parade in Dublin, Ireland, on March 17, 2018.

Well, that one certainly is on thin ice.

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