St. Patrick's Day 2013: How Holiday Lost Its Religion

When people think of St. Patrick's Day celebrations, they think corned beef and cabbage with green beer to wash it down. The holiday was surprisingly similar when it began with Irish Catholics in the early 17th century, but with a heavier dose of religion. St. Patrick's Day was an Irish celebration that included church in the morning and drinking, dancing and a great feast in the afternoon. The feast included Irish bacon and cabbage and one particular ritual was dropping a shamrock in a glass...Full Story
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