This Sunday is Saint Patrick’s Day! Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated every year on March 17th, which is believed to be the day Saint Patrick died. In Ireland, the Irish celebrate this special holiday by going to church in the morning and by celebrating with traditional drinks and food in the afternoon. It is a huge celebration for Irish people all over the world. But who exactly was Saint Patrick? Saint Patrick, who lived during the fifth century, is the patron saint and the national apostle of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. He later escaped, then returned to Ireland and was credited with bringing Christianity to its people. The most well-known legend about Saint Patrick is that he explained the Holy Trinity using a three-leaf clover, or shamrock. Today, this holiday is celebrated with a variety of traditional foods, including corned beef and cabbage, a staple for Irish people everywhere.
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