What is the History Behind St. Patrick’s Day?

March 17, also known as, St. Patrick’s Day.  If you didn’t put on green this morning, don’t be surprised if someone tries to pinch you or teases you that you didn’t wear any green today.  I remember wearing green as a child in order to avoid being teased or pinched at school.  However, there are a few other traditions that are popular on this Irish Holiday.  Some  of these traditions include: parades, leprechauns, clovers (shamrocks), the color green, and anything Irish.

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St. Patrick’s Day is a Religious and Cultural Holiday

St. Patrick’s day was named after St. Patrick who was a famous patron saint in Ireland.  March 17th is not only about all things related to green or pinching because you didn’t wear green.  However, it is a religious and cultural holiday that is celebrated all over the world.  During the 17th century, St. Patrick’s Day was the traditional day for the Catholic Church, Lutheran Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, and Anglican Community which includes the church of Ireland, to celebrate the Christian day of feasting.  On this day, many Christians attend church services and partake of restricted food and alcoholic beverages that are usually off limits during the season of Lent.  The Lenten restrictions are lifted for this day and people are encouraged to take part in the festivities.

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6 responses to “What is the History Behind St. Patrick’s Day?”

  1. Sharon Green Avatar

    It’s very interesting how many people follow the crowd and do things because that is what everyone does without fully understanding the reason behind it. Thanks for sharing the info! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!

  2. Rebel Sweetheart Avatar

    Not too many Filipinos know about St. Patrick’s Day. Thanks for sharing the story behind it! 🙂

  3. April - My Bizarre Family Avatar

    Great post! I actually learned something 😉 You know what’s weird? Yesterday was the first St. Patrick’s day in…forever…that no one checked me to see if I was wearing green. In fact…not much was mentioned about it…odd.

  4. rhonda Avatar

    Oh, I love this! I love re-learning what I have forgotten! Thank you so much for sharing. (I would have never known blue was the original color!!!)

    I love it- learn something new every day.

  5. Lolo Avatar

    Woa! Thanks, didn´t really knew much about the festivity ; )

  6. Courtney~Mommy LaDy Club Avatar

    I always like to find out the history behind our traditions. It’s always been strange to me that we celebrate this one, and I never wear green! hee hee.