- The Shamrock three leafed clover is also a common way to represent Saint Patrick's Day. Known for resembling hope and nature, St. Patrick used the shamrock to teach of Trinity.
- Make sure you wear green. If you don't, it is most likely you will get pinched.
- Green is the color of Spring!
- Kiss the Blarney stone for Good Luck!
- Don't forget about the Irish fairies; the Leprechauns. If you catch one, remember to find his pot of gold!
St. Patrick's Day A day celebrated by the Irish, and many others around the world every year on March 17.
St. Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland was born in Wales. His birth name was Maewyn Succat. He is known for driving the snakes from Ireland, and credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. St. Patrick was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Ireland. During this time of six years; he turned to religion for comfort and guidance. After six long years he managed to escape to Gaul. This is where he became known as Saint Patrick. Studying in a monastery for twelve years; and during this time it is thought that St. Patrick started to believe it was his calling to convert the Pagens to Christianity. He returned to Ireland to fulfill his mission. He was arrested several times, but each time escaped to continue setting up monasteries, teaching schools, and churches to bring Christianity to Ireland. After many years he retired. St. Patrick later died on March 17. Therefore, March 17 is now known and celebrated as St. Patrick's Day.
Celebrations The day is themed around everything green and Irish. Wearing green, and enjoying Irish food and drinks. (Usually; Lager dyed green!) Take in a Parade. A Saint Patrick's Day occurs each year in Montreal; it's known as longest running St. Patrick's Day parade in Canada! Many people, in Canada and in the United Sates continue to celebrate St. Patrick's Day regardless of their religion or ethnic background. Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!