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Saint Patrick’s Day or The Feast of Saint Patrick is a religious celebration held in Ireland to commemorate his death on March 17 461 A.D. Also, the celebration also welcomes the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.
History of St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick was born to a wealthy Romano-British family. At 16, he was captured and turned into a slave by Irish robbers, and for six years worked as a shepherd. One night, he found a way to escape from a voice he heard in his dream. This led him to a ship that brought him back to his family in Britain.
According to Confession, a book he wrote, another dream summoned him to go back to Ireland. He went back in 433 A.D. soon after he became a bishop. There, he preached the gospel and converted thousands of pagans to Christianity. After 40 years in the service, he died in Saul, where his first church was built.
Fascinating legends revolve around the life of Saint Patrick. He often describes the Holy Trinity in a form of a three-leaf clover also known as shamrock. It is also said that he baptized hundreds of people in a single day. But the most famous story known by Saint Patrick was how he drove away the snakes in Ireland.
Today, the feast of Saint Patrick is celebrated around the world through parades, wearing colored-green clothes, and lots of beer drinking.
So, why learn English for this holiday? Irish people get to celebrate since it is an occasion recognized worldwide. Besides, Ireland has two main languages; Irish and English.
In conclusion, let us share a traditional Irish blessing. May the Irish hills caress you. May her lakes and rivers bless you. May the luck of the Irish enfold you. May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
P.S. Look for a four-leaf clover. Altogether, it symbolizes hope, love, life, and luck.
Do you have any experience celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day? Let’s hear it in the comments below.
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