Luck of the Gothic Shamrock Babe (SFW PICS)

Much as I am entertained by green beer and getting tipsy in the street, I thought I would pass along these fun factoids to know and share:

(1) The holiday as really celebrated today started in the Americas.

(2) Use of the shamrock was added nearly a thousand years after the death of the saint, as a co-option of Pagan ritual.

(3) Leprechauns became associated with the holiday largely due to the release of a 1950's Disney movie about them.

(4) Pubs in Ireland were required to be closed on the religious holiday until the 1970's.

(5) The original color associated with the holiday was blue.

Full series of the lovely Ms. Poisoness on Gothic Sluts and the Blue Blood VIP. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Ms. Poisoness photographed by Amelia G and Forrest Black for BlueBlood.com