Friday, March 17
THIS WEEK’S LESSON
What is the strangest holiday?
Here are 4 curious facts about St. Patrick’s Day:
- The first St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated in America in 1895, not Ireland
- The shamrock— or “seamroy” in Celtic— is a sacred plant and symbolizes the coming of spring
- Corned beef and cabbage, a traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal, is also an American creation
- The original color of St. Patrick — the British saint that the holiday is named for— is sky blue, not green