The History of St. Patrick’s Day

Every March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart  celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in honor of the Irish patron saint who is believed to have died on March 17 in 461. Although the celebration originated as a Roman Catholic religious feast, over the time it has become an international festival that highlights and celebrates Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods, and vast amount of green.

Check out these videos for some fun facts about the holiday:



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