SAINT PATRICK’S DAY IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!!

Did you know that every year on March 17th, Saint Patrick’s day is celebrated as a cultural and religious tradition? Do you know who was Saint Patrick and why he became a saint?

Saint Patrick was originally a 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary before becoming a bishop of Ireland. He then became Ireland´s patron saint  and March 17th commemorates his death in 461 AD.

Here is a short video which will give you more details regarding St. Patrick’s life

Here are some fun facts about St. Patrick’s day

  • Ironically, St. Patrick was not Irish. It is believed that he was born in Roman Britain
  • The intended meaning of St Patrick’s day is to celebrate a spiritual renewal.
  • Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional St Patrick’s Day dish
  • In 2016 there were 32.3 million U.S. residents with Irish ancestry, which is about seven times the population of Ireland itself.
  • The first St. Patrick’s day parade was not held Ireland but in fact in the United States, specifically in Boston in 1737.
  • St Patrick´s day has become famous worldwide for encouraging people to wear green. However, this only became a tradition relatively recently, in the 19th century. Before that time, the most popular colour for celebrating the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”) was blue.
  • According to legend, Saint Patrick used the three-leaf shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to Irish pagans. This is the reason why four-leaf clovers are so famous in this celebration.

 

Here´s a lucky four-leaf clover for the weekend

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