The history behind Saint Patrick’s day
Why do we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the United States of America? It all started with a big move. In 1845, over 1 million Irish moved to America after the Great Hunger, which is also called The Irish Potato Famine. Basically a fungus spread rapidly throughout Ireland and this infestation ruined almost 50% of the potato crop for that year and about 75% of the potato crops over the next seven years. Even though we have celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in the United States of America since 1737, because in Boston some Irishmen gathered to celebrate it, it became something big after the Big Move caused by the Great Hunger in Ireland.
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