St. Patrick’s Day Infographics

When is St. Patrick’s Day?  Why, it’s March 17.  Which, this year (2013) is a Sunday.  What is St. Patrick’s Day?  Well, let me tell you.

I’ve researched this subject intensely.  And by that, I mean I spent 5 minutes doing a Google search.  I’d love to distill what I learned into some salient bullet points for you.

Because everyone loves bullet points, right?

  • Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland.  He is credited with bringing Christianity to the Irish.
  • He lived in the 5th century, which is like 16 centuries ago.
  • Legend has it that he used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity.

I figured I would take a break from my normal posting of dessert recipes to bring you a little St. Patrick’s Day fun.  So, here are several infographics I found that share all kinds of awesome stuff about all things Irish and green, brought to you by people who probably have more than 3 bullet points to share.

First up, this graphic from Degree Search is all about Ireland’s influence on America.

What is St. Patrick's Day

Next is this fun one from Go Ireland, about Irish inventors.  And, wait… the Irish invented Guinness?!

Actually, I didn’t realize Guinness was quite that popular, but then, I’m not much of a drinker.  I’ll take the chocolate milk.

when is st. patricks day

Moving on, Degree Search also created this awesome graphic with 7 facts about luck.  And who doesn’t love luck?

what is st. patricks day

And, last but not least, this last graphic from Never Stop Learning is about all things green.  I think my favorite is the one from 1546 when Heywood suggests that the moon might be made of green cheese!

And I thought it was just my sons’ feet.  (They smell like green cheese.  Seriously.  Put some shoes on, already.)

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In other news, I would love to invite you back on Monday, when I have a super fun St. Patrick’s themed post planned.  I won’t give away all the details now, but let’s just say, this event took some planning!  You’re going to love it!

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