Make the Most of St. Patrick’s Day by Checking Out These Fun Facts!
St. Patrick’s Day, like most holidays, come with a bit of fascinating history. While most of us know this day to celebrate the Irish, wear green, and drink Guinness, you can choose to wow your friends and family with these lesser-known facts about St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick wasn’t named Patrick, nor was he Irish. His real name was Maewyn Succat, and he was born to Roman parents living in the UK. He spent his teen years being a shepherd before turning to church life.
March 17th is when Patrick died. Saint Patrick is a saint of the Catholic Church, and his holy day is the day of his death and subsequent entrance to heaven, rather than the day of his physical birth.
St. Patrick’s Day was originally a quiet religious holiday with no parades or public events of any kind until Americans invented most of the “traditions” in the 20th century.
Until the 1970s, all the pubs and bars in Ireland were closed on St. Patrick’s Day because it was considered a religious holiday.
St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Trinity to Irish pagans. Surprisingly, it is not the official symbol of Ireland, the harp is.
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