Saint Patrick’s Day
March 16, 2023

March 17, 2023

According to legend, Saint Patrick used the three-leaved shamrock to explain the Holy trinity to Irish pagans.

The official name is “Saint Patrick’s Day” but it is often referred to as; “Feast of St. Patrick”, “Patrick’s Day”, and “St. Paddy’s Day”.

Not everyone knows that St. Patrick Never Received Sainthood.

St. Patrick of the most well-known personalities in Christianity is, who is also the patron saint of Ireland. Nonetheless, despite his widespread cultural influence, particularly the holiday that bears his name and is celebrated on the day of his passing, little is known about his life.

According to legend, Saint Patrick used the three-leaved shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to Irish pagans.

Saint Patrick depicted in a stained-glass window at Saint Benin’s Church, Ireland.


Patrick was not born in Ireland, so therefore he is not an Irishman. His rich parents gave birth to him near the close of the fourth century. His father was a deacon in the Christian church in Britain and his grandfather was a priest in the Christian church. It is thought that he passed away on or about March 17, 460 A.D. The date of his death is the day that we celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. He was then buried at Downpatrick.

At the age of sixteen, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken as a slave to Gaelic Ireland. After being kidnapped it is thought that he spent six years there working as a shepherd and that during this time he found God. It is reported that God told Patrick to flee to the coast, and a ship would be waiting to take him home. To do so, Patrick walked nearly two hundred miles from County Mayo, where it is believed he was held, to the Irish coast. Patrick went on to become a priest after arriving  home. It is said that Patrick returned to Ireland to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity and that he spent many years evangelizing and converted thousands in the northern half of Ireland is one of the well-known personalities in Christianity, and is also the patron saint of Ireland. Irish culture was incorporated into Christian lessons by Saint. Patrick.

After escaping to Britain, Patrick reported that he experienced a second revelation—an angel in a dream tells him to return to Ireland as a missionary. Soon after, Patrick began religious training, a course of study that lasted more than 15 years.

Throughout time many say that Patrick drove “snakes” out of Ireland, even though the fact that snakes were not known to inhabit the region.

The Catholic Church, the Anglican Community (particularly the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Lutheran Church all mark Saint Patrick’s day, which was proclaimed an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century. The occasion celebrates Saint Patrick, the spread of Christianity in Ireland, and the history and culture of the Irish people as a whole. Wearing green or sporting shamrocks is a common part of celebrations, as are parades, festivals, and social gatherings with Scottish or Irish overtones. In the past, the day was exempt from the fasting and drinking restrictions of Lent, which encouraged and promoted the holiday’s drinking custom. Historically, the day was exempt from the Lenten prohibitions on eating and drinking, which facilitated and spread the holiday’s custom of alcohol usage.

Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more countries than any other modern festivals. Celebrations have been greatly influenced by those of the Irish migration, particularly those that developed in North America. Alcohol consumption, especially Irish whiskey, beer, or cider, has likely developed into an essential component of the festivities as a result., there has been criticism of Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations for having become too commercialized and for fostering negative stereotypes of the Irish people.

The tradition of “wetting the shamrock” or “drowning the shamrock” on Saint Patrick’s Day was once very common. Towards the conclusion of the festivities, particularly in Ireland, a shamrock is placed at the bottom of a cup before whiskey, beer, or cider is added. Afterwards it is sipped as a toast to Saint Patrick, Ireland, or the people in attendance. Either the shamrock was ingested along with the beverage or it was removed and thrown over the shoulder as a good luck charm.

Enjoy yourself. Celebrate the day and toast Saint Saint Patrick and his life.It isn’t just another reason to party but it is good to get together and enjoy good friends and good food and drink. But please do it responsibly. Live another day to celebrate LIFE.