NEW BLOG — st. patrick's day
Posted by Poppy Milliken on
A great American drinking holiday is just around the corner. For some, St. Patrick’s day is a harbinger of spring: a raucous party where corned beef and cabbage dominate the menu, green beer and other libations are quaffed with gusto, and the streets are awash in a sea of emerald. Most revelers know that the celebration is somewhat different in Ireland itself. Saint Patrick never drove the snakes out of Ireland and in fact wasn’t even born there (turns out he was English). His feast day is a national holiday in Ireland, and because it lands in the midst of Lent,...
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