St. Patrick's Day isn't a huge celebration in my small town, but it's a big deal in St. Paul where there were many Irish immigrants. I have a little Irish in me, but I don't know much about St. Patrick's Day, so I did a little research.
St. Patrick was born in the fourth century and was the child of a deacon and the grandchild of a priest of the Christian church. When he was sixteen, he was kidnapped and taken to Ireland where he was a shepherd for six years, and during that time he found God. When he returned to his home in Britain, he became a priest and then went back to Ireland to spread the Gospel of Christ. He used the three-leaved shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity.
March 17th is the date of St. Patrick's death and the day chosen to celebrate his life and work.
Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? If so, how do you celebrate?
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