St. Patrick's Day

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St. Patrick's Day

Who was St. Patrick ?

He was a 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. After captivity he heard a voice telling him that he would soon go home, and then that his ship was ready.


Symbols and legends

shamrocka three-leafed plant, using it to illustrate the Christian teaching of three persons in one God he banishes all snakes from Irelandthis hagiographic theme draws on the Biblical account of the staff of the prophet MosessaltireSaint Patrick's Saltire is a red saltire on a white field. It is used in the insignia of the Order of Saint Patrick

St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early seventeenth century and is observed by the Catholic Church.


St. Patrick's Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on the 17th of March. The festival commemorates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as celebrating Irish heritage and culture. St. Patrick's Day is now celebrated by many people throughout the world.


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