St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17 of this year. The celebration is in honor of St. Patrick’s, the saint who brought Christianity to Ireland. The usual saying is that he chased all the snakes out of Ireland or symbolically evil out of Ireland. St. Patrick’s died on March 17 and so people celebrated on this day too. St. Patrick was born in Wales but got a vision from God and so he went and study religions and then became a missionary in Ireland. He was sold into a slavery unit in his town and during his suffering he became closer to God.

He went back to Ireland to teach people about God. He was involved in setting up monasteries and schools but was arrested several times. The entire country converted to Christianity because of St. Patrick. People today celebrate it all over the world and mostly Christians. People celebrate it by having marching parades, entertainment, foods, parties, and wearing green. The color green resembles faith.

There are many folk tales that are tales and not close to the truth but they are there, things like how he raised people from the dead is more of a tale than realistic expectation. Today Christians celebrate this holiday with parades everywhere throughout the world. It’s one of the most participated parades throughout the year. You can celebrate by wearing green, shamrocks leaves or arts, and watch the parade.

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