Category: St. Patrick's Day

Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland (Credit: David Soanes/Getty Images)

Why do people kiss the Blarney Stone?

Kissing Ireland’s Blarney Stone, a tradition that’s been around for several centuries, is said to give a person the gift of eloquence and ...

Is St. Patrick’s Day celebrated in Ireland?

In America, St. Patrick’s Day, on March 17, has long been commemorated with rollicking festivities, but until recent decades, the holiday, which honors ...

Was St. Patrick Irish?