history of St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick and His Day

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by 39% of the population of the USA, according to The History Channel.  Irish is the 2nd most reported ancestry by people in the USA, behind German.  This may explain why this holiday is celebrated across the country with parades, parties, and things such as dying the Chicago River green (which takes 40 pounds of green dye, by the way).  So, I thought a little