St. Patrick's Day: Ancient and Modern

St. Patrick

Why do we celebrate St. Patrick's Day? The Feast Day of St. Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland, has been celebrated since the 17th century. But the shamrock-speckled secular holiday we know today is more of a celebration of Irish culture as a whole, not just the country's Patron Saint.

There are lots of myths surrounding St. Patrick's life, such as the tale that he drove out snakes from the island. Spoiler alert: the climate is too cold for snakes to exist there in the first place. Find out more about St. Patrick in this Catholic News Agency article, and read this History channel article to learn more about the holiday's ancient and modern traditions.

March 15, 2019 - 1:03pm
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