Saint Patrick was not born in Ireland

Dunedin, Florida -- Saint Patrick's Day is an Irish holiday, but did you know Saint Patrick was not born in Ireland. He was actually born in Britain, but is credited with bringing Christianity to the people of Ireland.

We call March 17Saint Patrick's Day but it is also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick. Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17because it's believed Saint Patrick died on the 17th.

Legend has it Saint Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Christian Holy Trinity.

Interestingly, Saint Patrick did not wear green, instead, he wore blue. But green became the color associated with the day because it's the color of the shamrock, and green is also the color of the landscape of Ireland.


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