What most people know about St. Patrick’s Day is that you must wear green or you will get a pinch from your friends. Also adults see an occasion to celebbrate, sometimes with green beer and other alcoholic beverages.
Every March 17, countries around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in observance of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. These are some facts you may didn’t know and other you arlready knew.
Who was Saint Patrick?
Saint Patrick is known as he patron saint of Ireland. Patrick's mission in Ireland lasted for thirty years. During his career, he traveled all over Ireland.
Saint Patrick wasn't Irish
St. Patrick wasn't born in Ireland, his parents were Roman citizens that were living in modern day England, to be precisely in Scotland or Wale, so St. Patrick was British.
His real name was probably Maewyn Succat, and Patricius was his Romanicized name. Later he got called in a familiar way as Patrick.
Patrick's color was blue.
The original color which was associated with St- Patrick was blue, not the usual green as we thought. In many artworks St. Patrick is wearing blue vestments.
Patrick died on March 17th
St. Patrick's holy day is the day of his death because as people believe this was the day of his entrance to heaven.
St. Patrick was a slave.
When he was 16, he had the misfortune of being kidnapped by Irish raiders who took him away and also sold him as a slave.