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“The list of Irish saints is past counting; but in it all no other figure is so human, friendly, and lovable as St. Patrick.” Stephen Gwynn

Motivation Mondays: St Patrick's Day Facts & Quotes

Motivation Mondays: 20 St Patrick’s Day Facts & Quotes

Be still and know that I am. Be still and know. Be still. Be. St. Patrick
If you’re Irish, it doesn’t matter where you go – you’ll find family. Victoria Smurfit
The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination. George Bernard Shaw
Luck is great, but most of life is hard work. Iain Duncan Smith
Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time – a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic. Adrienne Cook
May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more. May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door. Irish Blessing

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!  Sunday, March 17 is the official day to celebrate this popular, international holiday but many start the celebrations early; last weekend, many of us joined throngs of people in colorful parades everywhere.  This is a special occasion because we get to bear witness to the fact that when many gather to honor what matters to them; be it their culture, history or whatever, magic happens. What I love about this day of revelry is how much fun and creativity goes into planning the parades and celebrations. The parades try to showcase the best of Ireland and the Irish immigrant population around the world. Interestingly, it is the immigrant population that originated the first parade in New York in 1762, and the event has grown beyond that first attempt to honor St Paddy and all things Irish. To help us enjoy and survive Saint Patrick’s Day,  I have added popular Irish sayings in block quotes above/below each paragraph.  I have also added, below each paragraph, insightful facts about this special day. Take a moment to read them.

1. St. Patrick wasn’t Irish
2. He was born in Great Britain and his real name was Maewyn Succat NOT Patrick
3. St. Patrick’s color is blue, and that green hat on your head and on other body parts are our own green-eyed monster inventions; they were probably created for fun
4. It is NOT “St. Patty’s Day!” Please call him St. Patrick or St. Paddy… after all, the last time we checked, Patty was/is/always will be female.
5. St. Patrick’s Day as we know it was invented in the United States of America.
6. St. Patrick’s Day parade was actually first held in New York in 1762, and the Irish in Ireland joined in many years later.
7. March 17th is the day St. Patrick died. So why all the hoopla? Saints are honored on their birthdays.

READ: Motivation Mondays: St. Patrick’s Day Traditions, Toasts & Tales
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“Sufficient for me is that honor which is not seen of men but is felt in the heart, as faithful is He who hath promised and who never lies.”  Saint Patrick

Motivation Mondays: St Patrick's Day Facts & Quotes

Motivation Mondays: 20 St Patrick’s Day Facts & Quotes

Luck is believing you’re lucky. Tennessee Williams
Never iron a four-leaf clover because you don’t want to press your luck. Unknown
Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it. Pope John Paul II
There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting. John Millington Synge
I was raised in a very old-fashioned Ireland where women were reared to be lovely. Anne Enright
A good friend is like a four-leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have. William Butler Yeats
You’ve got to think lucky. If you fall into a mudhole, check your back pocket—you might have caught a fish. Darrell Royal
Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy. Irish Proverb

There are so many popular myths attributed to St Patrick that I couldn’t list all of them if I tried.  The good thing about them is that they have become traditions that so many celebrate. Since they’re harmless, many people around the world participate in the festivities.  One popular myth that I love sharing is a quote by Patricia Lynch: “If you hold a four-leaf shamrock in your left hand at dawn on St. Patrick’s Day you get what you want very much but haven’t wished for.”  The more I think about it, the more the truth shared is revealed. I have to add that I love all things Irish.

8. St. Patrick didn’t drive all the snakes from Ireland; it’s a popular myth.
9. The harp is the symbol of Ireland not the green shamrock. Did you knew that one?
10. The idea that shamrocks and clover were his symbols? Malarkey! They are NOT. Did you know the four leaf clover stands for something? The first leaf is hope, the second is faith, the third is love and the fourth is luck.
11. St. Patrick’s Day used to be a teetotaler aka alcohol dry holiday in Ireland because the Catholic Church wanted it to be so. We should ask the Pope why it all changed.
12. Corned beef and cabbage isn’t a traditional Irish dish. Eat it anyway.
13. Did you know that there are more Irish people living in the U.S. than in Ireland? Ireland has about 4.2. million people and counting.
14. In contrast, we have about 34 million people of Irish descent living in America.

READ: St. Patrick’s Day: Facts & Fiction
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“May your troubles be less. And your blessings be more. And nothing but happiness come through your door.” Irish Blessing

Motivation Mondays: 20 St Patrick's Day Facts & Quotes

Motivation Mondays: 20 St Patrick’s Day Facts & Quotes

Motivation Mondays: St Patrick's Day Facts & Quotes

Motivation Mondays: St Patrick’s Day Facts & Quotes

The only sure thing about luck is that it will change. Wilson Mizner
Ireland is a land of poets and legends, of dreamers and rebels. Nora Roberts
The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself. Douglas MacArthur
The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act. Barbara Sher
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night. Irish Blessing
We may have bad weather in Ireland, but the sun shines in the hearts of the people and that keeps us all warm. Marianne Williamson
That’s what the holidays are for—for one person to tell the stories and another to dispute them. Isn’t that the Irish way? Lara Flynn Boyle

What more do we know? What other popular quotes and facts do you know about St Patrick’s Day? Nevertheless,  we should celebrate this special occasion anyway. Read the rest below and share some of your own. Happy Saint Paddy’s Day!
Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through! Irish Blessings

15. Your chances of finding a four-leaf clover are slim to none – how about 1 in 10,000? I did find one though.
16. Many St. Patrick’s Day “traditions” have nothing to do with Ireland or Irish culture; officially these invented traditions are known as faux Irish!
17. Female Leprechauns! Oh Female Leprechauns! They don’t exist.
18. “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” was written by a bunch of New York songwriters
19. Green Beer isn’t as Irish as many believe. It is just another entertaining invention.
20. The pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow ain’t coming to a street near you any day soon. (If, by chance, one did happen to find a mystical pot at the end of a rainbow this St. Patrick’s Day, and it contained 1,000 gold coins weighing one ounce each, WalletHub estimated the total current worth at $1.26 million). I still wish each of you a bit o’ luck of the Irish. Happy Saint Paddy’s Day! 💖

READ: St. Patrick’s Day: 10 Fascinating Facts About This Holiday


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204 Comments leave one →
  1. champagneviolinist permalink
    12/03/2019 3:56 am

    Wow these are some amazing facts. Thank you for sharing this.

    • chadden2001 permalink
      19/03/2019 4:22 am

      I’ve never known anything about St. Patricks Day, so thanks for educating me.

  2. Chopra's permalink
    12/03/2019 5:44 am

    Nice topic, very informative.

    All the best.

    I also wrote on Snakes .. you can read it when you are free ..


  3. Danielle Jones permalink
    12/03/2019 6:03 am

    Great info. I didn’t know that much about St. Patrick’s Day!

  4. Geraline Batarra permalink
    12/03/2019 6:06 am

    Great facts about St. Patrick, i never knew some of this. You did a good job researching.. Thanks for sharing.

  5. You, Me and Benny permalink
    12/03/2019 6:23 am

    St Patrick wasn’t irish!? I had no idea!!

    • KeshiaRichmond permalink
      18/03/2019 7:55 am

      Finding out that Saint Patrick was not Irish was a shock to me too. I’m still tripping off of this.

  6. Yonnah M permalink
    12/03/2019 7:02 am

    Honestly, if it weren’t for my phone then I’d have no clue when St Patrick’s Day was, so interesting facts for someone like me.

  7. Ciara permalink
    12/03/2019 7:17 am

    Love this!! I’m Irish and I celebrate St. Patty’s day by wearing my leprechaun and beer sweater. I’d make colcannon if I wasn’t so lazy. That stuff is soooo good.

  8. alwaysusebutter permalink
    12/03/2019 7:35 am

    Laughed out loud at some of the facts! So funny how we can twist things up just to make a “holiday” a bit more fun!

  9. Lyosha Varezhkina permalink
    12/03/2019 7:53 am

    I love St. Patrick’s Day. For me it is filled with traditions and friends. I always make time to celebrate it

  10. momelite2 permalink
    12/03/2019 8:13 am

    Interesting facts! This gives me more of a reason to get out there and celebrate St. Patricks Day.

  11. Surekha Busa permalink
    12/03/2019 8:20 am

    His real name was quite far from St. Patrick. It’s kinda hard to read it.. And thank you for all the corrections.. 😊

  12. Michael David Oyco permalink
    12/03/2019 8:37 am

    Ohh so its like a transition of season too. Cool. Can’t relate since we only have two season here but appreciate the long list in here. Very informative.

  13. Kelsey permalink
    12/03/2019 9:54 am

    Cool facts! Had no clue St. Patrick wasn’t Irish.

  14. Taylor permalink
    12/03/2019 10:03 am

    Thanks for sharing those interesting facts. I didnt know St. Patrick wasn’t Irish!

  15. Fatima D Torres permalink
    12/03/2019 10:24 am

    I like that you mentioned how the traditions in Ireland on St Patrick’s Day aren’t the same as the ones you hear about here in the U.S.

  16. local mom scoop (@localmomscoop) permalink
    12/03/2019 10:28 am

    My husband is part Irish and we’re decided to created our own traditions for the girls. It just makes it easier every year when we discuss St. Patrick’s Day.

  17. cendu permalink
    12/03/2019 10:48 am

    such a fun and informative post! There’s so much here I had no idea about. The myths take on a life of their own, don’t they? I love reading your quotes, I actually started printing out a few I like to hang them up for motivation. From this post I really liked Luck is believing you’re lucky. Tennessee Williams- because we do make our own luck, our outlook is everything.

  18. Lisa Rios permalink
    12/03/2019 11:14 am

    I’m not a fan of St. Patrick’s Day at all. I just feel it’s an American excuse to drink and it’s disappointing.

  19. thebusyboymama permalink
    12/03/2019 12:29 pm

    Too many people associate St Patrick’s day with getting drunk! Beautiful facts, quotes and pictures!

  20. Neil Alvin Nicerio permalink
    12/03/2019 1:34 pm

    It’s the first time I have learned of most of these. Thanks for Sharing.

  21. Nicole permalink
    12/03/2019 4:16 pm

    These are great!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/03/2019 7:02 am

      Nicole, one day you will surprise with with a non-spammy comment. You did not even pretend to read this post. UGH! 🙁

  22. mralexmathew permalink
    12/03/2019 6:21 pm

    Luck is believing you’re lucky.
    I truly believe in the power of Incantations.
    good post, thanks for sharing

  23. jess permalink
    12/03/2019 6:27 pm

    Patty could be a male name i think it socially acceptable to be female. I didn’t know st patrick was from great britan

  24. Christa Anne permalink
    12/03/2019 7:02 pm

    I learned so much reading this! I knew a lot of our traditions were off base, but it’s so interesting to see a holiday from a more accurate perspective.

  25. Alexandra Cook permalink
    12/03/2019 8:55 pm

    Happy St.Patrick’s Day. We don;t celebrate this Day but I know how special it was for my American friends. Glad I was able to learn more about it.

  26. Clare Minall permalink
    12/03/2019 8:56 pm

    So interesting to learnt about St. Patrick;s Day. I love seeing green when the Holiday comes.

  27. Preet permalink
    12/03/2019 8:58 pm

    Happy St. Patrick ‘s Day everyone This is one of the special Holiday for me. So excited to see the parade!

  28. vidyatiru permalink
    12/03/2019 9:32 pm

    Truly enjoyed this post, as with every post here.. the Tennessee Williams quote is so true.. and that quote about ironing your leaf had me loling….

  29. Samar permalink
    12/03/2019 11:20 pm

    Can’t ask for more motivation.

    Thanks for sharing.

  30. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo permalink
    12/03/2019 11:37 pm

    We don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day here in the Philippines so I know very little about this occasion. Glad to know more about St. Patrick’s Day – and the fact that his name isn’t Patrick, haha. 🙂

  31. emman damian permalink
    13/03/2019 2:06 am

    We don’t observe this holiday but we sometimes do. I like that it’s green and it’s mostly associates with clover leaf. I think Ireland is where it originated.

  32. Chelle Dizon permalink
    13/03/2019 4:12 am

    We do not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day here in our country so this is really helpful and informative for me. Thank you for sharing this trivia about it. I definitely learned a lot.

  33. May Arcenal permalink
    13/03/2019 5:32 am

    Cool info! Never really knew this about St. Patrick’s Day. Btw, I love the quotes shared here.

  34. Surekha Busa permalink
    13/03/2019 6:29 am

    Oh i got curious why this day was held on his death anniversary. That was really something different. Just wondering..?

  35. happyandbusy permalink
    13/03/2019 6:34 am

    Ohhh I think I am now a St. Patrick expert! haha anyway this is also associated with luck right?

  36. Joseph Abimbola permalink
    13/03/2019 6:46 am

    Wow, never heard of saint Patrick’s day. I’m happy the saints are celebrated for their good works even after death. Thanks for sharing this insight.

  37. sabrina barbante permalink
    13/03/2019 6:46 am

    My favorite one is a poem by St. Patrick. The travellers’ poem: May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, may the sun rise upon your face and rain fall soft on your heels. And God hold you in the palm of his hand, until we meet again.

  38. maartjevansandwijk permalink
    13/03/2019 7:47 am

    So many different days going on. I live in England and we actually had a small St Patrick’s day celebration in the pub that I work at!

  39. Annabel Okeya permalink
    13/03/2019 8:16 am

    Good to know he wasn’t Irish and this day was invented in the US.

  40. Jerri Clay permalink
    13/03/2019 8:24 am

    Great article on Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day

  41. Emmy M. permalink
    13/03/2019 9:05 am

    Ah, I learned so much! So overall, this holiday was created as an excuse to be silly and drink lol! It really is such a fun holiday. I always assumed it was invented by Americans, but I was confused when I found out they also celebrate in Ireland. Also, corn beef and cabbage isn’t a traditional Irish dish?! I had no idea.

  42. Lydia Smith permalink
    13/03/2019 12:45 pm

    I love this!!!!! thanks for the enlightment and corrections.

  43. brie permalink
    13/03/2019 6:39 pm

    Oh wow i didn’t know that green wasn’t supposed to be the color. I also didn’t know the four leaf clovers leaves stood for something different. Thanks for sharing!

  44. sincerelymissj permalink
    13/03/2019 7:25 pm

    Thanks for the background on St. Patricks day. I had no idea that St. Patrick was not Irish.

  45. Cassie Mac permalink
    13/03/2019 7:53 pm

    I am absolutely mind blown at the fact he wasn’t Irish and was born in GB! And the fact that green was not part of him, I feel betrayed! I found a 4 leaf clover only once many years ago, are the really lucky?

  46. Travel with Karla permalink
    13/03/2019 8:00 pm

    I enjoyed reading this post! It’s great to learn about random facts once in a while.

  47. amayszingblogs permalink
    13/03/2019 8:17 pm

    Wow I’ve never heard about the Facts of Saint Patrick as far as I know St Patrick day is an occasion in the USA now I have an idea 🙂

  48. Samantha Flores permalink
    13/03/2019 10:48 pm

    Always look forward to your posts!

  49. Geraline Batarra permalink
    13/03/2019 11:00 pm

    Happy St. Patrick’s day to all of us..!

  50. Kenneth Clutario Agudo permalink
    14/03/2019 2:05 am

    I literally remember this celebration because my best friend name is Patrick! Those information about this day is interesting, never heard about it before.

  51. Coleccion De Fotografia permalink
    14/03/2019 2:38 am

    All along I thought the 4 leaf clove means luck, now I know that it means that the first leaf is hope, the second is faith, the third is love and the fourth is luck. Thanks for sharing such an informative post about St. Patrick’s day.

  52. melissa major permalink
    14/03/2019 3:05 am

    wow I didn’t know most of these facts about st patrick, they are all very interesting though

  53. Rebecca Sanchez permalink
    14/03/2019 3:11 am

    This is one of the Holiday I havebeen waiting for each day. So excited to see green all over the city and watch parade.

  54. Clare Minall permalink
    14/03/2019 3:12 am

    Though we are not celebrating this Holiday. I ahve hear a lot of this. And I always wanted to experience St.Patrick’s Day.

  55. Monidipa Dutta (@MonidipaDutta51) permalink
    14/03/2019 3:20 am

    Yesterday we were talking here about St Patrick’s Day. But I did not know so many facts.

  56. mommysup permalink
    14/03/2019 3:42 am

    Lovely! It’s appreciated to share the goods on every day too!

  57. Kristine Nicole Alessandra permalink
    14/03/2019 4:02 am

    Most of these facts I had no idea of. I am now wondering why the color green was associated with St. Patrick’s day. Oh, and the symbolism of the four leaf clover is something new I learned today.

    • Keshia Richmond permalink
      18/03/2019 5:57 am

      Why St.Patrick’s day is associated with the color green is a good question! I would love to know. Gonna re-read and see if I missed that.

      • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
        18/03/2019 9:30 am

        Why all that Green on St Patrick’s Day? According to some legends, wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day prevents you from getting pinched by a leprechaun. In Irish folklore, wearing green makes you invisible to Leprechauns.Plus it is color of fecundity … growth in nature.:)

  58. Ellie Plummer permalink
    14/03/2019 4:28 am

    I didn’t really know anything about St Patrick’s Day so thanks for sharing as I defo learnt something new.

  59. KeshiaRichmond permalink
    14/03/2019 4:42 am

    I learned some interesting things about St. Patrick and St. Patrick’s Day here. It is always great to know the origins of holidays and celebrations.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/03/2019 12:49 am

      Thank you! I was surprised when I found much of this info

  60. GiGi Eats Celebrities permalink
    14/03/2019 6:35 am

    I really don’t know much at St. Patty’s Day – that is, until now. I am not Irish, and really do not celebrate the day at all.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/03/2019 12:48 am

      St Patrick or St Paddy NOT Patty!

  61. Chad permalink
    14/03/2019 7:11 am

    This is amazing, love it!!! Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Will go find myself a four-leaf clover, i know i can lol.

  62. TheKitchenDoc permalink
    14/03/2019 7:47 am

    Thanks for sharing all this great information about SPD.

  63. Krysten (@WeirdGirlBlog) permalink
    14/03/2019 9:55 am

    Oh thanks for all the interesting facts! Apparently there’s a lot I didn’t know about St. Patrick’s Day!

  64. Lyosha Varezhkina permalink
    14/03/2019 10:13 am

    I have to admit I really like St. Patrick’s day. It is a holiday to celebrate and we know exactly how. It is probably the most fun holiday experience we have with friends

  65. Mickal Lewis permalink
    14/03/2019 11:23 am

    I have never understood St. Patrick’s day but this has definitely helped understand a bit.

  66. ZyraKuma permalink
    14/03/2019 11:23 am

    LOL I thought St Patrick was Irish. Thanks for clarifying that. People hype it up as an “Irish holiday”.

  67. folabest permalink
    14/03/2019 11:41 am

    We never celebrate St. Patrick at my side but this info is good to comeby

  68. MELANIE EDJOURIAN permalink
    14/03/2019 12:10 pm

    I totally forgot it was this Sunday. Happy St Patrick’s Day. To be honest i know very little about it other than it’s an excuse for people to go to the pub and get drunk.

  69. Nandita permalink
    14/03/2019 12:48 pm

    Very nice perspective on a very religious celebration – when people gather to honor what matters to them, magic happens. If more people started sharing this view, a lot of religion-based friction in the world would simply vanish.
    – Nandita

  70. Violeta León permalink
    14/03/2019 1:01 pm

    This is amazing, Im not from United States and I didnt know why you guys celebrate St Patricks Day or what it really means. Now Im so much clear about it. Every day you learn a new thing!

  71. 14/03/2019 1:15 pm

    great info on st. patrick’s day. i always find it amusing that we think it’s an irish holiday, but it’s really not. either way, i’ll eat all the corned beef!

  72. Amanda @ Healthy House on the Block permalink
    14/03/2019 2:10 pm

    These are some really ironic facts about St. Patrick! It makes you wonder how we ever came to celebrate the holiday as we do. Super interesting read.

  73. thepeacheepear permalink
    14/03/2019 2:13 pm

    Such great facts to learn about St. Patrick’s Day! I love it because of all the green and had no idea the original color was blue!

  74. Nina permalink
    14/03/2019 2:25 pm

    I love St. Patrick’s Day celebration because Irish stuff is so close in my heart. My two sisters and their families live in Ireland and my sister even gave me the leprechaun!

  75. Stephanie permalink
    14/03/2019 3:07 pm

    I always knew the holiday was “Americanized” as we know it, but I didn’t realize just how much! There’s so much of this I hadn’t heard before.

  76. Lydia Smith permalink
    14/03/2019 3:34 pm

    Great post and thanks for the correction.I always call it St Patrick’s not knowing it St Paddy’s day.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/03/2019 12:45 am

      It is correct to say St Patrick and/or St Paddy Day. The mistake is when people call it St Patty. Patty is NOT the short version of Patrick. It’s a girl’s name.

  77. rosatamm permalink
    14/03/2019 5:39 pm

    I definitely didn’t know MOST of these facts, haha. Interesting read, thanks for sharing!

  78. Danielle permalink
    14/03/2019 5:46 pm

    So many facts here that I had no idea about! Loved learning a little bit more about St. Patrick’s Day

  79. adriana permalink
    14/03/2019 7:02 pm

    I had no idea about all of these st patricks day facts! so awesome. looking forward to all the fun festivties on Sunday.

  80. Ann permalink
    14/03/2019 8:09 pm

    An interesting event, I may say. I don’t remember we have like this at home.

    • Marjie Mare permalink
      18/03/2019 3:24 pm

      Besides getting a green t-shirt for my daughter for school, I did not know much about St Patrick’s feast, shame on me for never looking onto it. I am grateful that you shared some information with us.

  81. newmumfun6 permalink
    14/03/2019 9:06 pm

    Loving the st Patrick’s day quotes, v seasonal and also motivational

  82. joanna permalink
    14/03/2019 10:49 pm

    I found a four leaf clover once too when I was a child and kept it with me for some time, until it dried. My boyfriend is half irish so we will definitely celebrate this coming sunday.

  83. Roseline Christin permalink
    15/03/2019 12:48 am

    I think St Patrick’s Day is one of those rare national holidays which resonates all over the world. Anyway, I hope you have a lovely St Patrick’s Day!

  84. aisasami permalink
    15/03/2019 3:19 am

    Thanks for the great tidbits about the real St. Patrick and the day. I should wear blue on that day.

  85. Gervin Khan permalink
    15/03/2019 3:37 am

    Such a great quote we can relate and practice to our daily lives. This blog definitely help us to be a better person for everybody.

  86. Natalie permalink
    15/03/2019 4:34 am

    I don’t know much history behind St. Patricks Day so this article was super helpful. I loved the facts you shared!

  87. Liz Bayardelle permalink
    15/03/2019 4:37 am

    It’s so ccool to hear what parts are the real holiday and what America has made up. Great post!

  88. Katherine Gamble permalink
    15/03/2019 5:01 am

    I love how you find the motivation in everything! Motivation is needed EVERY single day because as humans, life gets us down at times. But the goal is to not stay down! I hope you enjoyed International women’s day! Happy Women Month and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/03/2019 12:42 am

      Thank you and same to you! 🙂

  89. You, Me and Benny permalink
    15/03/2019 6:23 am

    how crazy!! I didn’t know any of this stuff !!

  90. Style High Guy permalink
    15/03/2019 7:20 am

    Haha love that his name wasn’t even Patrick!

  91. thegrowingcreatives permalink
    15/03/2019 7:53 am

    Wow there is so much information here that I didnt know about St Patrick’s day. Very cool!

  92. tenzendude permalink
    15/03/2019 8:55 am

    I am full blown Irish Canadian myself, married to a lovely Irish Canadian girl. And yes, you are correct. St. Patrick’s is more of a North American thing. You’ll barely find any notice of it on the Emerald Isle itself.

  93. Kesi's Korner permalink
    15/03/2019 9:25 am

    I really enjoyed reading this. I learned so many fun facts. & I’m guilty of saying St. Patty’s day.. now I know better!

  94. forkwardthinkingfoodinista permalink
    15/03/2019 9:40 am

    Looking forward to St Patrick’s day – it has come round pretty quick, because it is this weekend – Happy St Pads day to you in advance xx

  95. munniofalltrades permalink
    15/03/2019 10:07 am

    I never knew that St. Patrick’s real name was Maewyn Succat and that he was not Irish. Such cool facts!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/03/2019 12:47 am


  96. ramzy permalink
    15/03/2019 10:11 am

    the holidays are always good I hope a happy days for all

  97. Flavia Bernardes permalink
    15/03/2019 12:53 pm

    I live in Ireland and St. Patrick’s day is a pretty big deal here. And yes, don’t call it St. Patty 😉 Great post! Thanks for sharing!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/03/2019 12:41 am

      Hahaha…I don’t understand why people mix up the name. Patty is NOT short for Patrick. UGH! TY! <3

  98. scrapbookadventures365 permalink
    15/03/2019 1:37 pm

    I do often celebrate St Patrick’s Day with friends as it’s big in the UK but didn’t know there was so much to it and so many facts so thanks for educating me tonight!

  99. Jessie permalink
    15/03/2019 2:37 pm

    Saint Patrick’s day is one of my most favorite holidays. I love all of these quotes. Thanks for sharing.

  100. SiennyLovesDrawing permalink
    15/03/2019 6:04 pm

    Yes yes, am always enjoy St patrick day 😀 thanks for sharing this, learnt much more about it. cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  101. Neyl Hezekiah permalink
    15/03/2019 8:27 pm

    Oh wow! Actually, I am not so familiar on this Holiday but thanks for letting us know all that! Happy St. Patrick Day to all!

  102. Julia permalink
    15/03/2019 9:27 pm

    Happy early St. Patrick’s Day! These facts are so interesting! I think I only knew a couple of them prior to reading

  103. veryerin permalink
    15/03/2019 10:05 pm

    These are so interesting! I didn’t realize until just now that I really didn’t know much about St. Patricks Day at all!

  104. Neil Alvin Nicerio permalink
    16/03/2019 5:34 am

    I’m kinda new to the Saint Patrick’s day as we don’t celebrate that here in the Philippines. At least now I have discovered it. 🙂

  105. Samar permalink
    16/03/2019 5:48 am

    Loved the Wilson Mizner quote about luck.

    Thanks for sharing.

  106. ♡Stephanie Stebbins♡ (@stephsteb) permalink
    16/03/2019 7:33 am

    I am one of those 34 million of Irish descent! My maternal great grandparents came to America from Belfast! St. Patrick’s Day is a big deal in my family 🙂

  107. Sanjota Purohit permalink
    16/03/2019 8:07 am

    Here in Chicago they color River with green all over. It’s a beautiful sight to enjoy. Lots of people gather to see this event. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day.

  108. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo permalink
    16/03/2019 8:18 am

    Interesting trivia! We don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day here in my country so I know very little about this holiday. Glad to have learned more about this occasion after reading this post. 🙂

  109. Natalie permalink
    16/03/2019 8:55 am

    These quotes are amazing. Happy st Patty’s day!!! Very great read!

  110. Sophia permalink
    16/03/2019 10:24 am

    You really go above and beyond with your motivational mondays and I love it. Looking forward to St. Pattys day

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/03/2019 12:39 am

      It’s St Patrick or St.Paddy. Patty is a girl’s name. 🙂

  111. mommysup permalink
    16/03/2019 1:56 pm

    Very informational, inspiring and thoughtful of you to write it that way!

  112. That Dog Momma permalink
    16/03/2019 3:54 pm

    Wow! I didnt know those facts! Seems kinda wrong to celebrate it now! I’m sure most people don’t know that.

  113. Elaine @ Changing Laines permalink
    16/03/2019 3:59 pm

    Admittedly I had no idea that most of these myths were just that–myths! The most puzzling one though is the fact that there are no female leprechauns. I wonder how the male leprechauns came to be if they didn’t have mothers.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/03/2019 12:37 am

      Hahaha! Great comment. I wonder too. 🙂

  114. brie permalink
    16/03/2019 5:09 pm

    i used to call saint patty’s day “leprauchan day” 😂😂😂😂 but anyways ima little sad there are no female ones. 😔 oh well. thanks for sharing

  115. Adriana AC permalink
    16/03/2019 8:10 pm

    So much history! Hope you have a wonderful st patricks day!

  116. Jasmeet Singh permalink
    16/03/2019 9:31 pm

    “The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.” and “the night is always followed by day”. The important factor to notice is the time, that’s continuously changing we just have to be patient, keep working hard and push through hard times. Wonderful article

  117. Catherine Santiago Jose permalink
    16/03/2019 9:52 pm

    This is such a great post to read. It gives me an additional knowledge about St. Patrick and why we are celebrating this day. I am sure everyone are so excited to have fun to celebrate St. Patrick Day!

  118. Matija Antonić permalink
    17/03/2019 12:14 am

    It’s a nice tradition that spread all over the world, I think was just needed back then to have people think of other stuff, but still some of these facts I did not know, and it was nice to learn something new about an “Irish” holiday 😀

  119. Lisa permalink
    17/03/2019 4:11 am

    These are fun facts and quotes for St Patrick’s Day, I feel Irish even though I’m not lol. I learned something new from reading this post!

  120. Blairvillanueva permalink
    17/03/2019 6:22 am

    And he isn’t Irish?! Omg my childhood beliefs are torn apart! Why our folks do this.
    Still a good reason to celebrate it.

  121. iiipphy permalink
    17/03/2019 6:37 am

    Happy saint Patrick’s day! These quotes are all so amazing and inspirational the one that stuck with me the most is” Luck is great, but most of life is hard work. There are fewer words to than these.

  122. JK Darling permalink
    17/03/2019 9:14 am

    These are new facts about St, Patrick I got to read. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  123. Sofia Krakanova permalink
    17/03/2019 3:21 pm

    Italy has started to celebrate St. Patrick’s day only some years ago and actually no-one knows the background of this date! This is just a chance to drink more!!!! Nice you have taken me thriugh the facts!

  124. Nina permalink
    17/03/2019 3:21 pm

    Very motivational quotes as usual! Happy St. Patrick’s! My sisters in Ireland are currently enjoying all the festivities in there!

  125. TheKitchenDoc permalink
    17/03/2019 8:03 pm

    “Luck is believing you are lucky”

  126. Dalene Ekirapa permalink
    18/03/2019 2:13 am

    A lot of green always goes on on St.Patrick’s day but it’s funny to realize that the color should be blue! We’ve gotta get blue now!

  127. Lydia Smith permalink
    18/03/2019 2:24 am

    Thanks for sharing now I know everything about St Patrick’s day.

  128. Michael David Oyco permalink
    18/03/2019 3:14 am

    Thanks for the info. We have no idea since we are in the different part of the world.. But appreciated the post for sharing.

  129. blueskydreamers permalink
    18/03/2019 3:52 am

    Woah!These facts came as surprise and shock to me. The day originated in US and not Ireland is something I would have never guessed. Interesting facts.

  130. fashionandstylepolice permalink
    18/03/2019 6:18 am

    What an informative post. I knew little or nothing about St Patrick’s Day until now. Thanks for sharing.

  131. Kalyan Panja permalink
    18/03/2019 7:16 am

    Nice reading more about St Patrick’s Day. I would love to see it in person in Ireland.

  132. Lyosha Varezhkina permalink
    18/03/2019 10:59 am

    St. Patrick’s Day is a day of fun, joy and friends to me. I like everything about this holiday. I don’t drink so I can’t say it’s a booze day for me like for many people but it is a day of great music to me

  133. laura permalink
    18/03/2019 9:28 am

    I really learned alot about St. Patrick’s day, thanks for sharing this wonderful post, I really enjoyed alot.

  134. waitingforrain28 permalink
    18/03/2019 9:56 am

    This is the perfect post for St. Patrick’s Day and most of these facts I didn’t know. So interesting! I learned yesterday that in Chicago there was a Polish alternative holiday. Who knew there was so much to St. Patrick’s day!

  135. brianmayroam permalink
    18/03/2019 1:22 pm

    I always wanted to see them dye the river green in Chicago. After St. Patrick’s Day, the weather usually gets a bit nicer in the northeast, which is nice.

  136. Brandy (@brandyellen) permalink
    18/03/2019 4:05 pm

    I always love reading more about St Patrick’s Day. I used to celebrate it, but completely missed it this year 🙁

  137. Megan Kerry permalink
    18/03/2019 6:37 pm

    Oh wow, we sure got it wrong hey! It’s still a fun tradition to celebrate, but it always makes me a little sad knowing how it really has almost nothing to do with what we originally thought! Great share! I learned so much:)

  138. Rupal permalink
    18/03/2019 7:34 pm

    This is great info on St. Patrick’s day!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/03/2019 7:01 am

      Which part of it exactly?

  139. genaadventure permalink
    18/03/2019 7:51 pm

    Finally! I have been looking for a blog post where I can get all the information but I could never find it. Thank you for taking time to write it!

  140. Leyla permalink
    18/03/2019 10:04 pm

    The fact the St.Patrick wasn’t Irish haha good job on all of those facts, good job! Than you for sharing!

  141. Eileen M Loya permalink
    18/03/2019 11:21 pm

    This is so interesting. I see so many parties and events related to St. Patrick’s Day but it is only now that I got to read real information about the holiday. Thank you for this post!

  142. StressedMum (@stressedmum01) permalink
    19/03/2019 1:06 am

    I found this really informative, although I do know about St Patricks Day and the celebrations but still shows we are always learning x

  143. Everything On A Plate permalink
    19/03/2019 2:04 am

    Every festival has such rich history <3

  144. CARMEN | Wellington World Travels permalink
    19/03/2019 6:54 am

    “Luck is believing you’re lucky” – that’s interesting. Thanks for sharing the facts. Never thought he’s not even Irish. Well, we never celebrated St Patrick’s Day because I didn’t who he was. I know people celebrate his day, yet it was an ordinary day for us. But it was really nice to see all the pictures from the parade, costumes and everything.

  145. 19/03/2019 7:35 am

    Very informative post, I knew about St Patrick`s Day after reading this.

  146. 19/03/2019 8:24 am

    Yes, Bernard Shaw hit it right in the nail, “Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.”

  147. successunscrambled permalink
    19/03/2019 8:41 am

    Great to see that you are so up-to-date with your love of Ireland and facts. Culture is what makes this all real for the Irish. Let me see if I can find some authentic Shamrock and a Leprechaun and send them over to you. 😉

  148. howsuch permalink
    19/03/2019 9:44 am

    I just had an idea about the existence of St Patrick’s Day but didn’t know a thing about it. You covered everything related to it and it was interesting to learn something new for me.

  149. Sandra Tanner permalink
    19/03/2019 12:26 pm

    I love how positive and HAPPY this article is! I also love that we have a day dedicated to being happy. We should all strive to be intentional each day and change the world by being happy and sharing love with everyone we meet.

  150. A Nation of Moms permalink
    19/03/2019 4:05 pm

    It’s neat to learn about history and the history of holidays. Thanks for sharing all these interesting tidbits!

  151. Becca Wilson permalink
    19/03/2019 4:31 pm

    This has always been one of my favorite holidays just because of all the fun that it brings. I loved to read about the background of it all!

  152. Liz permalink
    19/03/2019 5:17 pm

    I was never been to religious. like knowing all the sacred rules and facts. But with information or articles like these it triggers my interest to research and know more about our saints.

  153. Kenneth Agudo permalink
    19/03/2019 10:46 pm

    I always though St Patrick is an Irish since he is from Ireland. Wow, mind blowing information. Great to know this stuff.

  154. Garf permalink
    20/03/2019 1:19 am

    Great info about St. Patrick. I did not know much about it. Thanks for the informative post.

  155. Kristine Nicole Alessandra permalink
    20/03/2019 4:00 am

    I would love to have a chance to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland. I know it will be expensive to fly there but I can always start saving up for it!

  156. toastycritic permalink
    20/03/2019 6:28 am

    I had no idea that Patrick abstained from drinking. I mean I can understand it but I had no clue and it’s curious as to why it has become such a drinking holiday.

  157. Nina permalink
    20/03/2019 1:06 pm

    This is a great discovery, “St. Patrick’s color is blue, and that green hat on your head and on other body parts are our own green-eyed monster inventions; they were probably created for fun.” Amazing how some traditions and celebrations were altered through the years and make things totally different.

  158. Kemi permalink
    20/03/2019 3:39 pm

    Just learnt that he introduced Christianity to Ireland. I had no idea!

  159. dardeals permalink
    20/03/2019 10:46 pm

    these are some amazing facts. thanks for sharing

  160. Ritu Sharma permalink
    21/03/2019 8:46 pm

    Great article on st patricks day and good to know facts about him.

  161. toastycritic permalink
    22/03/2019 9:27 am

    I know I have spend my time trying to find a four leaf clover. It’s never very easy to find. But I do believe I have found one or two throughout my life. So much to learn about St. Patrick here and things which aren’t true as well.

  162. kim permalink
    23/03/2019 12:29 pm

    Such fun St. Patrick’s Day things to read!

  163. IG:Suetanyamchorgh (@suetanyamchorgh) permalink
    23/03/2019 9:24 pm

    It was nice to learn more about St Patrick’s Day. Thank you for sharing.

  164. Elena Toma permalink
    24/03/2019 9:30 am

    such a fascinating article! I always learn new things when I visit your blog !

  165. Huda permalink
    24/03/2019 11:21 pm

    This was so entertaining to read lol! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  166. Princess permalink
    24/03/2019 11:52 pm

    Oh I see, I thought he was an Irish. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  167. Sania Ahmed permalink
    25/03/2019 1:21 am

    Facts about St. Patrick … i really didnt know a lot about these … thanks for sharing.

  168. thebusyboymama permalink
    25/03/2019 5:30 pm

    I learned so much from your post! Even growing up and being raised as Catholic I never knew so much.

  169. arun permalink
    04/04/2019 11:59 pm

    Thank you for this post. I am an Indian and have many us friends. I knew very little about st. Patrick but your post helped me a lot about it.


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