On Celebrating Saint Patrick's Day

The are some people who ask why do we celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

What is the history of St Patrick's Day?
Saint Patrick is known as Ireland's patron saint. He was not born Irish, but actually has become an important part of the Irish heritage and that was because of his service across Ireland in the 5th century.

St Patrick's Day is a celebration of Irish culture done globally on or around March 17. It particularly remembers St Patrick who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century.

Why do you pinch someone on St Patrick's Day?
St. Patrick's revelers believed that wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns, the fairy creatures who would pinch anyone they could see who are not wearing green. People began pinching those who didn't wear green as a reminder that leprechauns would sneak up and pinch green-abstainers.

  • Why do you have to wear green on St Patrick's Day?
  • On St Patrick's Day it is customary to wear shamrocks and/or green clothing or accessories. St Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish.