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St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.
-Adrienne Cook

Feeling lucky? It's St. Patrick's Day! 

Here are some fun Irish facts to celebrate this joyous holiday!
  1. On March 17th in 461 A.D., Saint Patrick, Christian missionary, bishop and apostle of Ireland, dies at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland.
  2. Did you know that our Nature's Select CEO & Founder, Paul Cavanaugh, is Irish? His ancestors migrated from Ireland long ago. Without the Cavanaugh family, Nature's Select would cease to exist. 
  3. Check out the Native Dog Breeds of Ireland. The dog featured in this blog post's photo is an Irish setter!
  4. Irish legend says that each leaf of the clover has a meaning: Hope, Faith, Love and Luck.
  5. According to Fortune, there will be 13 MILLION PINTS of Guinness consumed on St. Patrick's Day. That's a lot of beer!
  6. The word "shamrock" comes from the Irish word "seamróg," meaning "little clover."
  7. The first St. Patrick's Day parade was held in Boston, MA in 1737.
  8. Chicago first dyed their river green in 1962.
  9. Speaking of Chicago's river, it takes about 45 pounds of green dye to turn a portion of the river green!
  10. 60% of Americans plan on celebrating the Irish holiday.
  11. The source Wallethub estimates that $5,900,000,000 will be spent on March 17, 2018 in America! 
  12. Discover the reason why green became associated with St. Patrick's Day here.
  13. New York City has the longest running parade to date...a 256-year-old tradition!
  14. The Irish word for luck is Ádh mór.
  15. Craving some Irish food? This article has over 55+ recipes you can try this weekend. Corned beef & cabbage, anyone?
  16. Flogging Molly's "Drunken Lullabies" is the most popular song to listen to on St. Patrick's Day.
  17. Our Select High Protein Recipe's bag color is green. This recipe is great for puppies, pregnant dogs, or highly active dogs.

From our Irish family to yours...

Have a safe & joyful St. Patrick's Day!