Top Ten St. Patrick's Day Facts

For those who already don't know, I'm Irish. And in Ireland, St. Patrick's Day is a pretty big deal. I feel it's my duty to bring to all of you this list.

The Top Ten

1 St. Patrick's name wasn't Patrick

Research shows his name was Maeywn Suffet. Ew. - Puga

2 The first parade wasn't in Ireland

It was in Boston and performed by Irish immigrants. - Puga

3 We should be wearing blue today

I am wearing blue today, actually. I forgot to wear green... - Minecraftcrazy530

Everyone here will undoubtedly be wearing green. Erroneously, I suppose. - PetSounds

That's the colour associated with Patrick. - Puga

I'm wearing both blue and green. - nintendofan126

4 It isn't only a national holiday in Ireland

It's national in Greenland and Labrador (Canada). - Puga

5 St. Patrick's Welsh

It's well known by now, but he is Welsh - Puga

6 St. Patrick did NOT banish snakes from Ireland

There weren't any snakes when Patrick arrived. Maybe they weren't ever here? - Puga

7 St. Patrick was never canonised

Not one Pope gave the nod to Patrick-oh wait, Maewyn. - Puga

8 St. Patrick was buried alongside St. Brigid
9 St. Patrick was captured at 15 to be an Irish shepherd
10 Pubs used to be closed on St. Patrick's Day

Well, for the naturally drunken Irish, that must've been a bummer. - PositronWildhawk

You can't deny an Irishman his beer! - PetSounds

Happy St Patrick's Day Puga and all Irish and Irish in heart or spirit! 🍻 - Billyv

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