St. Patrick’s Day is a day full of the color green.
However, that’s not what it’s all about.
A brief history of this day:
Saint Patrick, a national apostle of Ireland, in the fifth century was captured as a slave when he was only 16 years of age. He escaped, made his way back to Ireland, and brought Christianity to his people. He may be most well known for his explanation of the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit) by using the three leaves of the shamrock.
People have been celebrating Saint Patrick since the ninth or 10th century. The very first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in the United States. Parades are held all over the United States today. NYC and Boston are home to the biggest celebrations.
Whatever your St. Patrick’s Day celebration may consist of, make sure you remember what makes the day so special.
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