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  • Mick

    Shamrock is not a Clover and it only has three leaves! St. Patrick used it to describe the “Holy Trinity”, symbolising God The Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit as been three Gods in one!

    • Haakon Sorensen

      Yeah! and he was roman-English… not Scottish!

      • danplaysguitar

        He was neither Scottish nor Roman-English (whatever that means). He was born in Wales, of Roman parentage. He was abducted by Niall of the Nine Hostages and brought to Ireland, specifically Mayo, at the age of 15 or 16. He escaped and returned to Wales and entered the priesthood. Eventually becoming a bishop he felt a calling to return to Ireland and inform the people he'd come to love of Christianity. He received a mission from the pope and in 432 a.d. returned to Ireland to convert the populace. And we've been suffering ever since. Cheers Paddy.

    • gerry

      That photograph is a 4-leaf clover, NOT a shamrock.
      A shamrock has 3-leaves, as in the Holy Trinity, the:
      – Father
      – Son
      – Holy Spirit
      aka Holy Ghost

  • MeganTron

    I was born in Chicago and after 20 years Ive only seen the green river once!! And remember it very vaguely……I think Ill go today 😛

  • nolan

    poor people no beer on St.Patricks day!

  • sher

    Newfoundland and Labrador is not a country, but rather, the most easterly province of Canada – and the whole country celebrates it, not just one province – Montreal is famous for it's Paddy's Day Parade – the longest running in North America and Toronto parties pretty hard for it, too…as for it being celebrated in Newfoundland as a way to remember a failed slave uprising – well, you'd be hard pressed to find many Newfoundlanders who say that is the reason we celebrate it – more likely it's because most of the families here today are descended Irish immigrants many, many years ago – hell, even our accent is close enough to an Irish accent that we are often mistaken for Irish!

  • Nick Knight

    The first St Patricks Day Parade, was actually held in Boston. Coming to Chicago and New York, later.

  • tom

    he was roman english nothing to do with wales he was from cumbria

  • Henry Knox

    Graphic on Evacuation Day shows Washington in New York;

    better graphic here.