(Disclaimer: As an insurance company, we can’t really recommend what happens at 00:46…lol)
As the saying goes, on St. Patrick’s Day everyone is Irish. While this saying me stretch the truth, just a tad, we are going to take this time to share some quick background info, tips and facts on the holiday and how to “be Irish.”
- At birth, Saint Patrick was neither Irish, Christian or poor.
- There are nearly 37 million Irish-Americans. That’s more than 8 times the total population of Ireland.
- Almost 25% of Massachusetts residents claim Irish heritage. That’s more than double the national average.
- 37% of the automobile fatalities on March 17th involve drivers with BAC over the legal limit of 0.08%.
Background on Saint Patrick
One of the world’s most popular saints. Enslaved as a young teen by pagans and Druids, he turned to God while in captivity. Escaping at age 20, he returned to his family and began studying for the priesthood. He preached throughout Ireland converting many for 40 years. He died at Saul, site of the first church he built.
To end, we wish you an Irish blessing:
May your blessings outnumber, the shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you wherever you go.
- Determine how you’re going to get home safely
- Have the number of a neighborhood taxi company saved in your cell phone
- Take your friends keys if they seem impaired in any way
- Use Thursday morning to figure out your “original” excuse to miss work while you are completely sober. You’re probably not going to make a compelling argument to your boss the next day.
Have fun, and be safe. Never drive after drinking!
Tell us: What are your favorite ways to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day?