What is the origin of St. Patrick's Day?

Answer St. Patrick's Day celebrates the feast day and anniversary of the death of Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. For over 1,000 years, Irish celebrations of St. Patrick's Day have traditionally r... Read More »

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What does a shamrock have to do with st. patricks day?

Written history first refers to the shamrock in 1681 as a badge to be worn on the lapel on St. Patrick's Day. In the 1770s, Irish Volunteers wore a shamrock as a patriotic sign. Today, a British ro... Read More »

St. Patricks Day Snack Ideas?

In the middle of March we celebrate St. Patrick's Day by wearing green and drinking beer and generally having a good time in honor of the patron saint of Ireland. Although the actual Irish holiday ... Read More »

Who wears orange on St. Patricks Day?

The tradition of wearing orange is relatively new and is usually practiced by Protestants. Green represents the Catholics while orange represents the Protestants and both colors are present in the ... Read More »

When did St. Patricks day begin?

St. Patrick died on March 17th, circa 463. The Catholic church established the anniversary of his death a holiday sometime in the early 1600s, but there is evidence of celebrations of St. Patrick's... Read More »