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Do you know the history of St. Patrick's Day?
St. Patrick was born about 390 AD in Roman Britain. As a youth he was kidnapped by
Irish raiders and sold into slavery in Ireland. He escaped six years later
and fled to Gaul. After several years of monastic life, he returned to
Ireland in 432 AD as a missionary to the people there.
Saint Patrick is most
known for driving the snakes from Ireland. While it
is true there are no snakes in Ireland, there probably never have been — the
island was separated from the rest of the continent at the end of the Ice
As in many old pagan religions, serpent symbols were common and often
worshipped. Driving the snakes from Ireland was probably symbolic of
putting an end to that pagan practice.
It is said that he used the
three-leafed shamrock to explain the concept of the Trinity; hence its
strong association with his day and name.
St. Patrick is a hero in Ireland. In fact, there are about 60 churches and
cathedrals named for him in Ireland alone. One of the most famous cathedrals
is St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. These grounds bear the mark of the place
where St. Patrick baptized his converts.
Green is associated with Saint Patrick's Day because it is the color of spring,
Ireland, and the shamrock.
As the Irish emigrated around the world, they took the St. Pat's celebration with them. The
Irish heritage has had a profound influence on our nation. The St. Patrick's Day custom came
to America in 1737. That was the first year St. Patrick's Day was publicly celebrated in
this country, in Boston.
In American cities with a large Irish population, St. Patrick's Day is
a very big deal. Big cities and small towns alike celebrate with parades,
"wearing of the green," music and songs, Irish food and drink, and
activities for kids such as crafts, coloring and games. Some communities
even go so far as to dye rivers or streams green... and, yes, even green beer! So go ahead... get
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