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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If you found yourself in a rush this morning forgetting to wear green. Don’t be stressed, just print out these free no pinch zone signs here! Then hang them in your office, house, class room, wherever pinching is a possible threat! 


To celebrate St Patrick’s day we have complied 5 fun facts about St. Patrick! And just because wearing green slipped your mind that doesn’t mean that you can get away with not eating green. All you need to do is whip up a quick green drink, special St. Patrick’s Day recipe below!

1. St. Patrick wasn’t Irish.
St. Patrick wasn’t Irish, and he wasn’t born in Ireland. Patrick’s parents were Roman citizens living in modern-day England.

2. Why is St. Patrick’s Day celebrated on March 17th? 

St. Patrick died on March 17, 461 AD.

3.Green has not always been the color associated with St. Patrick’s Day 

Hard to believe, but St. Patrick’s color was blue. The Order of St. Patrick, established in 1783, selected blue as its color because dark green was already taken. Green became popular with the 1798 Irish Rebellion when wearing a clover on a lapel became a sign.


4. The Shamrock is not the symbol of Ireland. 
The shamrock is a popular Irish symbol, but it is not the symbol of Ireland. As early as the medieval period, the harp has appeared on Irish gravestones and manuscripts. It is the only country to have an instrument as their symbol.

5. St. Patrick used the shamrock to preach about the trinity.
Many claim the shamrock represents faith, hope, and love, or any number of other things but it was actually used by Patrick to teach the mystery of the Holy Trinity, and how three things, the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit could be separate entities.


Bonus Fact: Your odds of finding a four-leaf clover are about 1 in 10,000.


St. Patrick’s Day Green Drink!

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1 frozen large banana (Helpful Hint: peel the banana before you freeze)

1/2 cup Non Sweetened Almond Milk
1/4 tsp pure peppermint extract

2 big handfuls of spinach

1 pear
1.4 cup ice

Blend all together, add more or less mint to taste and enjoy! We hope you have a fun filled St Patrick’s Day!