Saint Patrick’s Day
Saint Patrick was a Christian missionary and a patron saint of Ireland. His birth name was Maewyn Succat but he changed his name after becoming a priest. He was not an Irish, as he was born in a Roman British family from Wales around A.D. 385. He is a saint of Catholic Church. He died on March 17, 461 A.D. so 17th March is celebrated as Saint Patrick’s Day. This day is a cultural and religious celebration in the Republic of Ireland.
Facts you didn’t know: –
- At the age of 16, Saint Patrick got kidnapped and sold as a slave by Irish raiders.
- He spent six years in captivity working as a shepherd. He managed to escape somehow at the age of 22.
- Wearing green has become a staple of St. Patrick’s Day but the original colour associated with Saint Patrick is blue.
- Saint Patrick banished the snakes from Ireland. Although the place never had any snakes as the weather is not suitable for cold-blooded reptiles.
- Beer is one of the most widely consumed beverages on the day.
- All these celebration would not complete without parades.
- The first parade took place in New York City in 1962. It is the largest parade in the entire world.
- Until 1970, Saint Patrick’s Day was celebrated as a dry holiday.
- One of the Irish traditions is to pinch someone who is not wearing green on this day.
- This day was actually started in 18th
- On this day, rivers are dyed green with vegetable dye in Chicago.
- Saint Patrick used three leafed shamrock to illustrate his teachings. Now Shamrock is viewed as a symbol of good luck.
- Saint Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to the Irish people.
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