St Patricks Day
St Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of Irish culture on or around March 17. It particularly remembers St Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century. Born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped but returned about 432 to convert the Irish to Christianity.
Patrick’s Day tradition was popularized by Irish immigrants in the United States, who believed that wearing green made them invisible to leprechauns— the classic fairy creatures who pinch anyone they could see.
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