Growing up in a big Irish family when St. Patrick's day rolled around it was quite a big deal in our house. But honestly it did not need to be St. Patrick's Day to celebrate all things Irish, that was always around our home every day and I loved every minute of it.

So for those of you that put on your shamrock shirts or funny green glasses and big green hat to celebrate every March 17th here are a few things you might want to know.

I could literally go on for days about the history of the Irish, or traditions and stories, so here are just a few for you to sound smart in front of all your friends. O.K. I am sure you won't remember all of these but guaranteed you will at least remember the story about the Blarney Stone.