What’s St. Patrick’s Day About?
What are we celebrating for?
St. Patrick’s real name is Maewyn Succat; who is memorized as helping converted over 135,000 people, established 300 churches, and consecrated 350 bishops. Patrick died on March 17, 461, which is why the Irish have celebrated St. Patrick’s Day on March 17.
Major Symbols of St. Patrick’s Day?
(1) Shamrock: used as a symbol of the Trinity.
(2) In Ireland: People do not work but worship and gather with family for the day. In the United States, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by wearing green, which symbolizes SPRING as well as IRISH culture.