St Patrick’s Day

Every year we celebrate St Patrick's Day all around the world but how much do you know about the reason behind the leprechaun and green outfits?

The day is in honour of St Patrick who is the patron saint of Ireland.

The day is celebrated every year on March 17th, and it is a national holiday in Ireland.

St Patrick was a Christian missionary and was born in the late fourth century and is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. 

They also believe that he drove all of the snakes out of Ireland, as there were no snakes in Ireland at this time people believe this was symbolic for removing the druid sign of the snake. 

Most people wear green on St Patrick's Day whether they are Irish or not. If you do not wear green people will pinch you. 

St Patrick's Day was first celebrated in America in Boston, Massachusettes in 1737. Around 34 million modern Americans claim they have Irish ancestry. 

The biggest St Patrick's Day celebrations are hosted in Dublin, Chicago, New York and Sydney. 

We hope that you have a wonderful St Patrick's Day! 

May the love of St.Patrick, 
find a place in your heart, 
A love of a country, 
a land set apart, 
A love of a people, 
so proud and so true, 
and lastly the love, 
that I feel now for you. 


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