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A Little Irish-American History


Everybody is Irish on St. Patrick's Day. Be it Seoul or New Zealand, be it Birmingham or Grenada, the 'wearin' o' the green' is now a world-wide event embraced by dozens of nationalities. And why not? The spirit of Paddy's Day is such an infectious one, it cuts across all religions, nationalities and other man made barriers! So get decked in green, put a shamrock on your hat and cry out "Top o' the morning to ye" every so often.
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St. Patrick's Day
March 17

In 1862, during the Civil War, the Irish Brigade was formed. These Irish American soldiers fought for the Union in some of the bloodiest battles of the war. One historian, Phillip Thomas Tucker, said, "These Celtic soldiers were fighting most of all for their own future and an America which did not segregate, persecute, and discriminate against the Irish people and their Catholicism, Irish culture, and distinctive Celtic heritage." Irish American heritage has become an important part of American culture. In song, festivity, appearance and company, Americans of all ethnicities are celebrating St. Patrick's Day! 





Everybody is Irish on St. Patrick's Day. Be it Seoul or New Zealand, be it Birmingham or Grenada, the 'wearin' o' the green' is now a world-wide event embraced by dozens of nationalities. And why not? The spirit of Paddy's Day is such an infectious one, it cuts across all religions, nationalities and other man made barriers! So get decked in green, put a shamrock on your hat and cry out "Top o' the morning to ye" every so often.
Read more at http://www.theholidayspot.com/patrick/message.htm#PMY8LjhIv7GfdFrW.99