10 Facts You Didn’t Know About St. Patrick’s Day
Corned Beef Isn’t the Traditional Dish
Back in Ireland, people tend to eat a meat quite a bit like bacon on St. Patrick’s Day. Why has corned beef and cabbage become the dish most associated with the Holiday in the US? Because when the Irish immigrants started the celebration here, they couldn’t get their hands on the right kind of meat, so they came up with a substitution.
St. Patrick Didn’t Design The Celtic Cross
Those who do understand religion plays a part in St. Patrick’s Day tend to display the Celtic Cross because they believe he was the one who came up with the design. The story is that Patrick designed the cross in order to help bring Christianity to Ireland. The problem with the story is the symbol of the cross came well before Christianity was a thing. The symbol was used to show things that came in fours often, including the seasons.