What is the meaning of St. Patrick’s Day?
Whoever is Irish or descendant of Irish knows that St. Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. He was the one that brought Christianity to Ireland at a time that the Irish people needed it. Posthumously became Ireland’s patron saint Responsible for the conversion of the island to Christianity.
In the late 4th center, St. Patrick was born in Britain. His parents named him Maewyn Succat. He took on the name Patrick upon becoming a priest. As a teen, Maewyn was captured as a teen and taken to Ireland where he spends six years in slavery herding sheep.
After becoming a priest, He returned to Ireland on a missionary to bring Christianity and use the clover to illustrate the Holy Trinity to the Irish pagans.
Why March 17th?
On March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day because it was the day that he died. Although the location of his date & bury is currently unknown; However, some people perceived to be buried at Glastonbury, England or Scotland.
In American cities with a large Irish population, St. Patrick’s Day is a huge deal. Likewise, everyone from the big cities and small towns celebrate by wearing green, listening to Irish music, eating Irish food, drinking Irish drinks, watching the parades, and activities for kids.
Saint Patrick’s Day Parades.
In the year 1737, the Charitable Irish Society of Boston hosted the parade. As most people believe, St. Patrick’s parade did not originate in Ireland, but it did arise in America most notably the Irish Society of Boston.
The Holiday we all know & love.
Sadly the Saint Patrick’s Day that we have become a custom known as a holiday to celebrate drinking and everything Irish. It has been a holiday where people who are not Irish say they are and have no idea of the meaning of the day. Seems like, it has become a day of anything green and gold, shamrocks, and luck. Most noteworthy, to those who celebrate its intended meaning, St. Patrick’s Day is a traditional day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide.
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