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I couldn't find much history about green beer other than it's served just about everywhere! Where can you find green beer? A good first stop would be the PubIreland.com site where you can take a virtual pub tour through Ireland.
Fortunately, there are plenty of Web sites devoted entirely to St. Patrick's Day, so there's no shortage of information out there! My personal favorite is the St. Patrick's Day page at Heather's Happy Holidaze. This site is designed by nine-year-old Web mistress Heather (Mom & Dad assist with the HTML coding). The content and design is left to Heather's imagination, and with St. Patrick's Day being one of her favorite holidays, she's assembled the history along with plenty of things to do such as Irish sing-a-long songs, games and a coloring page. Great entertainment value for children of all ages.
Another site devoted to this special holiday is StPatricksDay.Com. This site also contains a great deal about the history as well as some favorite holiday toasts. Need more? Check out Yahoo's St. Patrick's Day Directory.
It seems to me that St. Patrick's Day is simply a day of celebration. This is the one day when everyone is Irish, regardless of his or her heritage, and where all join together for the sake of unity and fun. So come March 17, don your favorite green attire and have a virtual beer on me. I'll be off kissing the Blarney Stone for sure! ;)
Best wishes & happy surfing!