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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Saint Patrick's Day from Erker's

Just a few fun Facts about St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick was not Irish by birth; he was a Romano-Briton Christian missionary born in England

An estimated 13 million pints of Guinness will be consumed on St. Patrick's Day 2010, according to a Guinness spokesman

Saint Patrick was known for banishing dangerous animals from Ireland, particularly snakes, according to legend

The color originally associated with St. Patrick was blue; green became associated during the 19th century

There are four places in the United States named Shamrock (West Virginia, Texas, Indiana, Oklahoma) and nine Dublin's (Dublin, California and Dublin, Ohio are most populous)

There are more Americans of Irish origin than there are Irish in Ireland (36 million Americans claimed Irish ancestry in 2008; population of Ireland was 4.4 million at the time)

Happy St. Patrick's Day From Erker's

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