St. Patrick's Day Facts

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St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in many countries across the world. People go to parties, and festivals, they dance, eat, drink, and most importantly they wear green. Let's see some facts about this holiday!

 

Who was Saint Patrick?

Saint Patrick was a Christian bishop in the 5th century. He was originally born in Britain to a wealthy family. He was ordered by God to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity. He employed pagan Irish elements in his lessons in order to make the conversation easier for the Irish. He died on 17 March circa 460 A.D.

 

Facts About St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is widely celebrated. Outside of Ireland, celebrations take place in Great Britain, Russia, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, Canada, United States, Argentina, and even in the International Space Station.

Marking the official day of the death of Saint Patrick, 17th of March became a public holiday in 1903.

In fact, the first Saint Patrick's Day Parade was held in New York in the late 1700s.