As with many holidays, there is a reason. Diving into the history and the reason for St. Patrick’s Day is as interesting and rich as an Irish landscape in the spring!
St. Patrick’s Day is in memory of saint Patrick, who was the Patron Saint of Ireland. He was a Christian missionary who is credited with converting much of Ireland to Christianity as far back as the 4th century A.D. Many believe he was not even Irish.
The origin of the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day came from a Roman Catholic feast celebrating St. Patrick’s passing on March 17, 461. Before the holiday evolved into the global festival it is now, St. Patrick’s Day was a religious feast focused on St. Patrick the Patron Saint of Ireland.
Like many holidays the related symbols and elements may have something to do with the holiday or it’s Patron Saint or they may not. Here is what we know about St. Patrick’s Day.
According to legend the Shamrock was used by St. Patrick when converting people to Christianity. The three leafed clover is said to represent the Trinity; The Father, The Son and the Holy Ghost. The word Shamrock comes from the Irish word, seamrog meaning “little clover” or “young clover”.
The history behind Leprechauns is cloudy at best and Leprechauns may be the result of Lore from a people that once lived in Ireland before the Druids.
These small bearded creatures are associated with mischief and pots of gold.
The idea of wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day came up in the 20th century and is now an integral part of St. Patrick’s Day and has expanded into green food and green beverages!
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Be safe and enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day!