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St. Patrick’s Day on History.com

By History.com Staff

St. Patrick's DayHappy St. Patrick’s Day from the History.com team! We’ve got lots of great videos, articles, infographics and more to help you get into the holiday spirit. Check out the fun features below, and have a wonderful celebration this weekend!

Bet You Didn’t Know: St. Patrick’s Day
We bet you didn’t know where the first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place. Find out and get more surprising facts.

Ask HISTORY: Was St. Patrick Irish?
He may be the patron saint of the Emerald Isle, but was he even born there? Ask HISTORY investigates.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral: Deconstructed
Explore the iconic New York City landmark.

Ireland: Deconstructed
From Ireland’s national symbol to its average beer consumption, get the facts on the Emerald Isle.

St. Patrick’s Day by the Numbers
How much green dye is poured into the Chicago River? What do people spend on the holiday? Get St. Patrick’s Day facts in this infographic.

Corned Beef and Cabbage: As Irish as Spaghetti and Meatballs
Hungry History serves up a taste of the history behind the classic St. Patrick’s Day meal.

George Washington’s Revolutionary St. Patrick’s Day
What did General George Washington do when his troops’ morale slumped in March 1780? He celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, of course.

St. Patrick’s Day Myths Debunked
Did St. Patrick drive the snakes from Ireland, and has green always been associated with his holiday? Get your St. Patrick’s Day myths and facts straight.

Categories: Holidays, Infographics, St. Patrick's Day, Videos