On Easter Sunday 1722, Dutch explorers landed onthe island of Rapa Nui located about 1200 miles west of the coast of Chile. Apparently unable to pronounce the real name, the clever Dutch called it "Easter Island". Too bad they didn't arrive on Rosh Hashanah.
Easter Island Moai
"What does this have to do with Paddy McFest?" you may ask. Well, here's the really interesting part. part. One of the oldest Moai discovered on the far side of the island (right near an ancient pub), bears an eerie resemblance to a certain fun loving leprechaun we all know and love.
|Easter Island Paddy (right)|
Looks like Paddy to me . . . . .