Everything St. Patrick’s Day!

17 March 2024 – Facts, fun, and a few jokes… here we Erin GO Braugh!

  • Blue was the original color of St. Patrick’s Day. It’s thought that Ireland’s nickname, “The Emerald Isle,” inspired the shift to green. Legend says that each leaf of the clover has a meaning: Hope, Faith, Love, and Luck. Your odds of finding a four-leaf clover are about 1 in 10,000. There are 34.7 million U.S. residents with Irish ancestry, which is seven times the population of Ireland itself! The real St. Patrick wasn’t Irish. He was born in Britain around A.D. 390 to an aristocratic Christian family. Chicago dyes their river green for a few hours every St. Patrick’s Day.

Fun ways to celebrate: 

  • Have a pint of Guinness.
  • Go four-leaf clover hunting.
  • Nosh on Irish potatoes.
  • Drink a green beer.
  • Eat corned beef and cabbage.
  • Make Irish soda bread.
  • Listen to Irish music. Check out your local Irish pub!
  • Watch Irish step dancers. Many parades and festivals are sure to have them!
  • Get St. Patrick’s Day-crafty!
  • Have an Irish movie marathon. 
  • Participate in a fun run.

Irish you were kidding about these jokes and puns:

  • Why did the leprechaun go outside? To sit on his paddy-o.
  • What is a leprechaun’s favorite type of music? Sham-rock ‘n’ roll!
  • What do you call an Irish spider? Paddy long legs.
  • What did the leprechaun say when the video game ended? Game clover.
  • What’s the best position for leprechauns to play on a baseball team?Shortstop.
  • What do you call a leprechaun with a sore throat? A streprechaun.
  • When is an Irish Potato not an Irish Potato? When it’s a French fry. 
  • How did the Irish Jig get started? Too much water to drink and not enough restrooms.
  • Why do leprechauns hate running? They’d rather jig than jog. 
  • What’s green and sings? Elvis Parsley. 
  • The paddy don’t start till I walk in.
  • I’m Dublin over with laughter.
  • Zero lucks given.
  • Irish I was drinking.
  • You’re so clover.
  • Today I be-leaf in leprechauns.
  • Irish today, hungover tomorrow.