History of St Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day is the day dedicated to all things Irish, anything green and gold along with four leaf clovers and luck. But the real meaning of St. Patrick’s Day is for offering prayers to missionaries around the world.

“This day, I think, is awesome because we get to celebrate my dad’s past family and recognize what they do,” sophomore Kailee O’brien said.

Patrick was a patron saint who is said to have originally brought Christianity to Ireland. He used Shamrocks to explain the Holy Trinity: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, to the pagans. That is why the Shamrock is the National Flower of Ireland to this day, according to St. Patrick’s Day.com

“Usually every year, my family throws a party to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some friends,” O’brien said.

According to St. Patrick’s Day.com, this holiday is celebrated on March 17 because it is said that St. Patrick died on that day. Although this holiday is mostly celebrated in Ireland by going to pubs and mass, it is also celebrated in American cities with large Irish populations.

“St. Patrick’s Day is a day that supports the Irish culture and brings all my family together. In the morning, my mom usually puts out little gifts, like T-shirts, necklaces or candy,” said sophomore Brenna O’Malley.

Every year in Dublin, Ireland, there is a four-day parade with Irish dancing, food gatherings, tours and treasure hunts according to Lonely Planet. According to Wilstar.com, during these four days, almost everything in Dublin goes green, even their water!

“Every year or St. Patrick’s Day, we decorate the house in green and have people over to celebrate this day. We even set out little cups of green Jell-O and Irish chocolate coins for the guests,” sophomore Bobby Howard said.

Even though Dublin, Ireland has a big celebration every year for this day, it actually all originated in America in 1762. Irish solders fighting with the British and the U.S. in the Revolutionary War paraded through the streets of New York to reconnect with their Irish heritage according to National Geographic.


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