Saint Patricks Day

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Saint Patricks Day

St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick is the patron Saint of Ireland. Legend says that Patrick was from England but was sold as a slave to the people of Ireland. Eventually he was able to escape and return to England. Years later he returned to Ireland as a missionary. Saint Patrick is known for converting most of Ireland to Christianity. Today we celebrate St. Patrick's Day on March 17th, the day that he died.

The clover is associated with St. Patrick's Day because of it's abundance in Ireland. Also, legend says that St. Patrick used clovers, or shamrocks, as a visual for the holy trinity in Christiantiy. It is one plant that relys on 3 leaves equally.

It is believed that each leaf of a four-leaf clover represents something different: first is hope, the second is faith, the third is love, and the fourth is happiness.

A leprechaun looks like a little old man dressed like a shoemaker with a cocked hat and leather apron. They live alone and pass the time by mending the shoes of Irish fairies. Legend says that the fairies pay the leprechauns for their work with golden coins, which the "little people" collect in large pots.If you listen closely for the sound of their hammer you might be able to capture one and make him reveal where he's hidden his treasure. Be careful! Do not take your eyes off him for if you do he will surely vanish and your hopes of finding his treasure will vanish with him.


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