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The history of St. Patrick's day

St. Patrick's Day celebrates the life of Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick lived during the 4th century in Roman Britain. According to legend, he was kidnapped from his homeland...

A Leprechaun's Treasure Box – A Kid Friendly Activity

Start a new St. Patrick's Day tradition with your family by making a treasure box and leaving it out under the moon on the night before St. Patrick's Day where a leprechaun might find it. Legend...

Ireland, Leprechauns, and the Blarney Stone

St. Patrick's Day comes round but once a year on March 17. Although a few of the more popular bits and pieces of Irish lore seem to be known by many, quite a bit more is hidden away. Even those who...

The history and traditions of Saint Patrick in Ireland

St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Scotland or Wales around AD 385. He was in the family of the Calpurnius and Conchessa and his given name was Maewyn Succat and the family had...

St. Patrick's Day Jewelry Crafts for Girls

St. Patrick's Day is a fun holiday for crafts, and jewelry crafts are always fun for girls. There are many easy jewelry crafts for St. Patrick's Day, and this article will provide you with detailed...

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations in the US

There's a bit of Irish in us all, the saying goes. That might account for the wide-spread St. Patrick Day celebrations each year. It's not only the streets along the River Liffey in Dublin where...

St. Patrick's Day: Of Saints and Leprechauns

St. Patrick's Day generally seems to be an excuse to wear green while downing some Irish beer and munching clover-shaped cookies. Originating in Ireland, this holiday is celebrated anywhere that...

13 Facts About Frankensteins Monster

Take some dead body parts. Stitch them together. Add one mad scientist, and toss in a lightning bolt for good measure. What do you get? The Frankenstein monster! Alternately portrayed as both a...

13 Facts About Chupacabras

The Chupacabra, also known as a Mexican Goat Sucker, is a recent addition to the world of cryptozoology. Those who have seen the creatures firsthand describe them in very different ways. Some...

13 Facts About Werewolves

Things can get pretty hairy when a werewolf is involved. A classic Halloween icon, the werewolf plays well with others most of the time. But when their inner beast emerges, look out! Here are...

13 Facts About Vampires

Almost every culture in the world has its own vampire legend, and some date back thousands of years. Today, Americans are most familiar with Count Dracula and other folklore from Eastern Europe. In...

Tips for Choosing Your Child's Halloween Costume

Halloween is a wonderful holiday. The ghost stories, the pumpkin carving, the copious amounts of candy. The best part is being able to dress in an outrageous costume without getting funny looks....

13 Facts About the Grim Reaper

As spooky sights go, a glimpse of the Grim Reaper is enough to send a shiver down most spines. He is Death personified, and his scythe is legendary for severing our souls from our bodies at the...

The Ways of Irish Ballybogs

As the stories go, the Irish Ballybogs are fascinating creatures who lived long ago in the Cornish and Welsh lands. Indeed, they lived in northern England and the Isle of Man as well. The Irish...

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