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Did You Know this About St. Patrick’s Day?

By Mitchell Knight on Thursday, March, 12th, 2015 in Blog - Kennesaw,Blog - Roswell,Blog - Smyrna. No Comments

The great worldwide celebration of Irish culture and heritage is just around the corner – and we couldn’t be more excited at Keegan’s Irish Public House! We are proud to wear green and honor our history. Here are some fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day for you to share at the water cooler this month:

  1. Saint Patrick is considered the patron saint of Ireland. As a missionary in the 400’s. It is said that he used the shamrock to explain the Trinity.
  2. Saint Patrick’s Day all over the United States, but it is only a legal holiday in two towns: Suffolk County, Massachusetts and Chatham County, Georgia.
  3. The holiday also has prominent celebrations in Japan, Monserrat, Argentina, Russia and Malaysia.
  4. Chicago dumps 45 pounds of green vegetable dye in the Chicago River on St. Patrick’s Day. It lasts in the river about 5 hours.
  5. The two longest running parades in North America are in Montreal, Canada and Savannah, Georgia – they both began in 1824.
  6. The World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade is held in Hot Springs, Arkansas. But, the 98-foot parade may have competition. A pub in the Bronx is just started a scant 47 feet procession.
  7. On a regular day, the world consumes 5.5 million pints of Guinness, but on this holiday sales jump to 13 million.
  8. In Denmark, they celebrate with a three-legged pub crawl race. The participants have to consume at least a half pint of beer at each Irish pub stop before dashing to the finish.
  9. Lent is officially put on pause for Irish observers to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day each year.

We hope you will join us at Keegan’s to pay homage to Irish culture, enjoy some great food specials, attend our special events at each of our locations and pinch the non-green wearers among us!

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