Saint Patrick's Day
Saint Patrick's Day is the feast day which annually celebrates Saint Patrick (386-493), the patron saint of Ireland, on March 17. It is a national holiday in the Republic of Ireland;
the overseas territory of Montserrat; and the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated worldwide by Irish people and increasingly by many of non-Irish descent. Celebrations are generally themed around all things green and
Irish; both Christians and non-Christians celebrate the secular version of the holiday by wearing green, eating Irish food and imbibing Irish drink, and attending parades.
Everyone knows about St. Patrick's Day. But not everyone knows the story of
Saint Patrick himself. Saint Patrick was the patron saint of Ireland. He used
the shamrock as a symbol to preach about the Trinity. He even had a pair of
shamrock sunglasses, which he wore around town with his oversized leprechaun hat
and mug of green beer. It's a sacred tradition that millions still carry out,
every year on March 17.