It’s St. Patrick’s Day – Why Do We Celebrate?

Leprechauns, shamrocks, and lots of green! It’s St. Patrick’s Day and many of us are celebrating and wearing something green to avoid being pinched.

St Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17 and honors the patron saint of Ireland

Historians say Saint Patrick was born in around 385 AD. He became a Christian priest and went to Ireland, and spent 30 years establishing schools, churches, and monasteries across the country.

 Supposedly Saint Patrick died on March 17 in the year 461.

-Dianah Gibson