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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17th of each year. Some people in Dublin Ireland celebrate this holiday for an entire week!

This holiday remembers Saint Patrick who died on March 17th in the year 461 A.D. Saint Patrick traveled throughout Ireland for 30 years, established monasteries, schools, and churches, and converted people to Christianity.

His success was not overlooked by the Celts, who had him arrested at least three different times. However, Saint Patrick escaped each time to resume his mission.


Look for green clovers, growing close to the ground, in grassy fields that have butterflys and healthy flowers

Look for green clovers, growing close to the ground, in grassy fields that have butterflies and healthy flowers. Clover plants are almost always three leafed; but, if you're really lucky, you might find a four leaf clover! The older a clover plant is, the more likely it is to produce four leaf clovers.


The primary artistic reminder of Saint Patrick's Day is the shamrock, which is a three leafed clover.
Irish Shamrock

Saint Patrick of Ireland used a three leafed clover in his sermons to represent the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. He used this analogy during his explanation of how the three parts exist as the same entity. His followers later began wearing three leaf clovers in remembrance of his sermons.

The Irish people enjoyed having a feast on this holiday. Their food includes corned beef, cabbage, and beer. Today a couple of drops of green food coloring adds a fun green color to the beer.

 
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