The Irish Flag – Many establishments display the familiar Irish tricolor flag on St. Patrick’s Day, and paradegoers may even wave miniature versions of this significant symbol in support of those marching. This instantly recognizable flag has a rich history. Equal parts green, white and orange, the flag was designed to foster peace in the country that had experienced considerable turmoil due to the divide between the country’s Protestant and Catholic residents.
Millions of people across the globe claim Irish ancestry. While everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, a growing number of people are interested in testing their DNA to determine just how much
The Harp – Over the years, shamrocks and the famed Tricolour have become symbols of the Emerald Isle. But when celebrating Irish history or planning St. Patrick’s Day festivities, celebrants should not overlook the important role the harp has played in Ireland for centuries. Even the Bible mentions the harp.