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St. Patrick’s Day


What Is St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick’s Day is annually celebrated on March 17, the death date of St. Patrick, a missionary and bishop of Ireland. This day is regarded as a worldwide religious holiday. 

The History of St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick was kidnapped and enslaved in Ireland. Eventually, he was able to escape and convert the Irish to Christianity. He established several buildings such as schools and churches. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated to honor and commend St. Patrick for all that he did.    

How Do People Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Green is the prominent color of St. Patrick’s Day and is most commonly seen during the famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade that takes place in New York City. Shamrocks are also a symbol of St. Patrick’s Day as they convey the message of hope and love. Irish music is also played and people dance to celebrate. Lastly, the food is also an important factor. Food such as corned beef, cabbage, and soda bread are among some of the traditional Irish foods.  

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