Did you know? St. Patrick wasn’t Irish. (His parents were Roman citizens living in either Scotland or Wales.)
- He was kidnapped & sold as a slave at age 16. After escaping six years later, he joined a monastery in England.
- March 17 is the date of St. Patrick’s death, not his birth. He died in 461 A.D.
- The color originally associated with St. Patrick is blue, not green.
- The harp, not the shamrock, is the national symbol of Ireland.
Well this holiday may not be true to history and most likely Americanized but, we still like to have fun and celebrate! If your are you looking to get out on this very green day check out this Snohomish County lineup of food fun and of course beer! All Irish of course.
Be safe, have fun and may the luck of the Irish always be with you!