A new video created by the U.S. Embassy in Dublin sets out to prove that it was in fact America which created St Patrick’s Day and not Ireland!
The video claims that Ireland took the tradition of celebrating St Patrick’s Day from their trans Atlantic cousins in America.
The video sets out five ways to prove that Americans invented St Patrick’s Day with the top of the list claiming that the invented the parade tradition.
The earliest recorded parade was listed to have taken place in 1737 in Boston.
The second thing that America claims is that they were turning things green long before the Irish were, with a list of examples such as green beer, green rivers and green clothes!
Number three comes in with a claim that marching bands were invented by the Americans first and coming in at number four is corned beef and cabbage.
The last thing they lay claim to is the keys to the White House.
Here’s the video, Do you agree with the 5 ways to prove Americans created St Patrick’s Day.
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