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History of St Patricks Day

Why I Don't Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Seamus McKiernan | Posted 05.16.2014 | New York
Seamus McKiernan

My name is Seamus, but I don't celebrate St. Patrick's Day. I'm worried the holiday has become a farce, a celebration of cartoonish symbols of Irish culture that minimize, dilute and demean what it means to be Irish.

The Religious Background Of St. Patrick's Day

Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion

St. Patrick's Day is best known for parades, beer, and turning rivers green, but the holiday has a long history that's more somber than its curren...

New York and the Struggle for Irish Independence

Alan Singer | Posted 05.13.2013 | New York
Alan Singer

This year, Irish New Yorkers have special reason to celebrate their Irish heritage and St. Patrick's Day. 2013 marks the start of the 100th anniversary of a series of landmarks in an almost decade-long struggle for Irish independence from Great Britain.

Did You Know? St. Patrick Wasn't Irish

History.com/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.17.2012 | Home

History.com - Planning to wear green, watch a parade and enjoy some corned beef in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day this weekend? First, get your fa...

Irish Myths, Legends And Conspiracy Theories

TruTV.com | Posted 03.13.2012 | Weird News

On March 17th, green-clothed revelers across America will pour into pubs to booze it up in celebration of Saint Patrick and all things Irish. Befo...

St. Patrick's Day History: What You Need To Know

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated each year on March 17th. This day marks the accepted date in 493 CE of St. Patrick's death. As St. Patrick is the f...

St. Patrick's Day HISTORY: Must-Know Facts, Trivia For Irish Holiday (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Today, March 17, 2010, La Fheile Padraig (St. Patrick's Day in Irish) is being celebrated around the world. St. Patrick's Da...

Dickipedia: Leprechauns

Dickipedia | Kevin Allocca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Leprechauns are mythological creatures inhabiting the island of Ireland, faerie folk, and dicks. According to lore, the leprechaun is often a cobbler...