The Truth About St. Patrick’s Day

Erin go bragh means “Ireland Forever” not Happy St. Patrick’s Day.”

About 34 million Americans have Irish ancestry. That’s almost nine times the population of Ireland.

Ireland is known as the “Emerald Isle” not the “Emerald City” (thanks Tin Man).

Green beer is not eco-friendly “green,” it’s just green.

There are about 10,000 regular three-leaf clovers for every lucky four-leaf clover, so you can quit looking.

The first St. Patrick’s Day parade was not in Ireland at all, but held in New York City in 1766.

Lucky Charms are still magically delicious.

Corned beef and cabbage is only magically delicious to some.