When most people talk about St. Patrick’s Day, the color green, leprechauns, and four-leaf clovers instantly come to mind and the true meaning of this holiday is often forgotten. Why do we really celebrate this holiday?
St. Patrick’s Day is a feast day and anniversary of the death of the religious leader of the same name.
The Irish have been celebrating this holiday March 17 for over 1,000 years with dancing and feasts of the traditional Irish meal of corned beef and cabbage. Today many different cultures celebrate this holiday, particularly the
St. Patrick was born in Roman Britain during the fifth century. At age sixteen he was kidnapped and taken to
Irish soldiers serving in the English military held the
Many of the Saint Patrick’s Day symbols have meanings which have been forgotten in the commercialism of the celebrations. The shamrock, (three leaf clover) was chosen to be
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