Once again, this may come as a surprise but believe it or not, the first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in America. While people in Ireland had celebrated St. Patrick’s since the 1600 the tradition of St. Patrick’s Day parade began in America and predates the founding of the United States.
The shamrock is no stranger to the festival. It is seen pretty much everywhere during the St Patrick’s day period however did you know that the shamrock symbol was used as a teaching tool? Saint Patrick was said to have used it to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity of the father, the son, and the holy spirit.