St. Patrick’s Day facts: Curious facts of the patron of Ireland.

St. Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of Irish Culture that takes place on March 17th. This particular celebration remembers the patron Saints of Ireland, who ministered Christianity in Ireland. This celebration takes place in many parts of the world, especially in Ireland and in those countries with large Irish communities.

There are some typical St. Patrick’s Day facts we all know such as wear green clothes and parties featuring Irish food and drink all dyed in green. But there are some other curious facts that we bet you didn’t know about this fabulous celebration.  Do you want to find out some St. Patrick’s Day facts? Check them out on this post.

St. Patrick’s Day facts:

  1. St. Patrick’s Day celebrates his dead.

As a saint of Catholic Church, the holy day commemorates the day of this death, not his birth. After spending his whole life ministering pagans across Ireland, St. Patricks earn his award on March 17th, 461 AD.

2. St. Patrick’s day wasn’t always attached to beer.

St. Patrick's Day facts

Yeap, the celebration of St. Patricks day wasn’t associated with alcohol. From 1903 to 1960, St. Patrick’s day was considered a religious celebration, hence, the pubs of the country were closed that day. It was until 1970 when this day was reclassified, by the Irish Government, and transformed to a National Holiday.

3. The original colour of the celebration is blue, not green.

Blue is the real colour that identifies most of the artworks about St. Patricks. Green was associated with the country many years later, probably due to the greenness of the country.

4. The Shamrock: A symbol or preach about the trinity?

According to many people, the shamrock is a symbol that represents: love, faith and hope but the truth is that St. Patrick used the shamrock to teach the pagans the mystery of the trinity.

5. The largest parade took place in New York City.

St. Patrick's Day facts

New York city hosts the world’s largest St. Patrick Day Parade. On March 17th more than 2 million of people gather together to march along Manhattan. This tradition dates back to 1762, making this parade older than the country itself.

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