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March 16, 2014

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According to legend, St. Patrick drove all the snakes, or in some translations, “toads,” out of Ireland. In reality, this probably did not occur, as there is no evidence that snakes have ever existed in Ireland, the climate being too cool for them to thrive. Despite that, scholars suggest that the term “snakes” may be figurative and refer to pagan religious beliefs and practices rather than reptiles or amphibians.

Source: www.independent.co.uk

March 16, 2014

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¬†Green may be the national color of Ireland, but the actual color of St. Patrick is blue. Green became associated with St. Patrick’s Day during the 19th century.

Source: http://abcnews.go.com