Morning Minutes: March 17

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

Acedia uh-SEE-dee-uh (noun) Apathy, boredom -- www.merriam-webster.com

Web Site of the Day

American Foundation for Irish Heritage

www.irishamericanheritage.com

March is Irish-American Heritage Month, and Americans are looking forward to sharing their ancestry on St. Patrick’s Day. On this site, you can get to know well-known Irish-Americans, learn about St. Patrick’s Day, and expand your knowledge of all things Irish.

Number to Know

17: Day on which St. Patrick’s Day is traditionally celebrated. St. Patrick is believed to have died on March 17. Also, the day became a church feast day in the 17th century.

This Day in History

March 17, 1756: St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in New York City for the first time (at the Crown and Thistle Tavern).