That being said I totally took this as an excuse to dress up in green. Which was only a pair of socks and a hate. I laugh. I love the color green, you would think my entire wardrobe would consist of it. Then again, I didn't look all that hard. And I am going to the Caps game tonight, so it wasn't like I had plans on wearing green.
Anyways, on this more of comercial holiday here in my neck of the woods, I figured I would share some fun facts about Saint Patrick's Day.
1. 36 million
Americans claim to be of Irish descent. Its the 2nd most reports ancestry, the 1st? German.
2. 24 percent
Of Massachucetts residents claim to be. And is one of the largest in the country.
3. The first St. Pattys day parade
Was not in Ireland, but in Boston in 1737
4. The Pot of Gold
Is believed that there is one gold coin for every year of a leprechaun’s life in its pot.
5. Green River
As part of a more than 50-year tradition, the Chicago River turns green for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebration. The tradition of dyeing the river green arose by accident when some plumbers used fluorescein dye to trace sources of illegal pollution discharges. The dyeing of the river is still sponsored by the local plumbers union.
Happy St. Pattys day to one and all. Whether you are Irish or just pretend to be for the day....