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Odd Holidays: St. Patrick’s Day

Everyone has heard of this iconic Irish holiday. But do you know of its history?

St. Patrick’s Day is now celebrated on March 17. People drink and are jolly acting Irish! But this was not its intended purpose. Here is the true history of St. Patrick’s.

The holiday is named after St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland in Christianity. Born in Roman Britain, St. Patrick was kidnapped at the age of 16 to Ireland. After being freed, St. Patrick then preached Christianity to the local natives, and he established multiple monasteries, churches, etc. As such, Irish people celebrated for their preacher, and it grew to other nations.

Credit Herald Times Reporter

Eventually, the holiday turned into a celebration of Irish culture. People flocked to the idea of celebrating a day for some reason.

And now it has turned into a celebration of culture for all to enjoy. People usually drink alcoholic beverages, eat Irish food, and be happy on this occasion; It has turned into a global holiday. The Chicago River is dyed green for this special holiday, and you are supposed to pinch people not wearing green. However, it has lost its true meaning as a religious holiday.

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James Harker, Staffer
Howdy! I'm James, and I'm excited to be on the staff of Canyon Echoes! My hobbies are tennis, robotics, video games, and curling up and reading a good book.

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