St. Patrick's Day
Happy St. Patrick’s Day – what its all about!
St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and is celebrated for bringing Christianity to the country around the time of 431 AD. He was appointed as successor to St Palladius, the first bishop of Ireland.
Saint Patrick’s Day started as a religious feast to celebrate the work of Saint Patrick, but it has grown to be an international festival celebrating all things Irish.
People take part in parades and dancing, eat Irish food, and enjoy huge firework displays for a happy St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
Last year because of the impact of Covid, the country were unable to have any of the usual St. Patrick’s day celebrations.
His association with the shamrock
He is traditionally associated with the shamrock, a type of clover and is often pictured holding one.
His association with the Shamrock
What's all this talk about snakes?
Whats all this talk about snakes?
The snake may be a reference to serpent, a symbol of evil, and the driving out a reference to Patrick’s mission to rid Ireland of pagan – or non-Christian religious – influence.