You’re in luck! In fact, today might be your best Monday ever. We’re presenting you a pot of Fracture gold for the Irish and Irish-at-heart this St. Patrick’s Day.
All the images below are available in the Fracture Marketplace, and would make amazing St. Patrick’s day gifts for the green beer lovers in your life.
The first St. Patrick’s Day parade on record in New York was in 1762, when a group of Irish soldiers traveled to a tavern in lower Manhattan.
The Irish American population is, at least, 5 times larger than Ireland, according to the Washington Post. Americans of Irish ancestry are concentrated in the Northeast, particularly in Boston, MA.
The influx of hundreds of thousands Irish immigrants into America was caused by Ireland’s great potato famine in the 1840’s.
Oh, and the tradition of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with parades and festivals? Started in the United States. In fact, St. Patrick’s Day was not a national holiday in Ireland until 1903!
In the Irish tradition a 3-leafed clover, or Shamrock, is meant to symbolize the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit with each leaf. The rare, fourth leaf represents God’s Grace.
Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick, converted the Irish to Christianity and died on March 17th. And he wasn’t even Irish!
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!