The History of Montreal’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Montreal‘s St. Patrick’s Day parade has been held since 1824. The parade is named after St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, whose feast day falls on March 17. Born in the late 4th century in Roman Britain, Patrick showed little interest in Christianity until he was kidnapped and spent six years in Ireland as a […]

‘Merica: The Charitable Past of McDonald’s Shamrock Shake

It’s elusiveness and cult-like following would lead one to believe that the Shamrock Shake is merely folklore. Nearly everyone has heard of it, people have searched for it and details of the stories associated with it, but few have been able to find it and even fewer know the story of its origins. The Shamrock […]