On St. Patrick's Day people drink green beer and eat green food. We even wear a bit of green, or run the risk of getting pinched. Here are five things you may not know about St. Patrick's Day.
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Green may be the national color of Ireland, but the color most associated with St. Patrick is blue.
The Order of St. Patrick was established in 1783 as the senior order of chivalry in the Kingdom of Ireland. The color associated with the honor needed to differentiate it from the Order of the Garter (dark blue) and the Order of the Thistle (green). So they went with blue.
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Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Information courtesy of ABC News