Celebrated on March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day is one that reminds us of green, Irish, and good luck.
Have you ever stopped to wonder just who was St. Patrick, and why is he such a saint? How did Americans begin celebrating the holiday?
So many questions come to mind when thinking of this day. We know it’s something we’ve always celebrated, but why? Wonder no more, because this article will answer some of those questions for you.
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It may come as a shock to learn that St. Patrick was not even Irish. His birth name was Maewyn Succat. He was born in Roman Briton around the year 415. He didn’t change his name to Patrick until he became a saint much later in life. As a teenager, pirates kidnapped him and brought him to Ireland as a slave. He spent six years in Captivity, where he became fluent in the Irish language and turned to God for guidance and hope.
One night, God came to him in a dream. He instructed Maewyn (Patrick) to escape captivity in Ireland and sail to Great Britain.
He spent several years in Britain where he trained to be a Christian minister.
While in Britain, St. Patrick experienced a second vision where an angel visited him and instructed him to return to Ireland as a missionary. Once ordained as a priest, he was assigned a special mission to minister Christianity to Pagans throughout Ireland.
Since he had been a prisoner in the country for many years, Patrick knew how to speak to the people by incorporating culture into his sermons. He converted thousands of people and built churches all over the nation for 40 years. For his hard work and commitment to the Christian faith, he became known as the Patron Saint of Ireland.
Despite the debate on the year of his death, he passed away on March 17th around the year 460 in Ireland. For his dedication to the Christianity and years of converting souls, he became a hero and a legend to people all over the world.
Origin and History of St. Patrick’s Day In the United States
St. Patrick’s Day was created to celebrate the life and commemorate the death of the fifth-century Patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Known for his success in spreading Christianity and converting Pagans in Ireland, he became a worldwide figure whose life is honored every year on the day of his death, March 17th.
On this day, everyone dresses in green and countries from all over the world hold festivals and events. Ireland has celebrated the Roman Catholic Feast Day in honor of the Saint on March 17th since the ninth century. However, the first parade to honor him in America didn’t take place until 1762.
The first parade to commemorate St. Patrick took place in New York City. Irish soldiers in the English military marched through the streets to music and celebrated their culture.
Since that first parade in America, Irish Patriotism has spread throughout the country. There are now over 100 parades that honor St. Patrick every year on March 17th.
“The Luck of the Irish.”
This phrase is common to hear, but what does it mean? Why do people associate the Irish with being lucky? Well, the phrase began during the gold and silver rush in America during the 19th century. Some of the most successful miners were either Irish or Irish-American. Due to their success in the gold and silver mining industry, the phrase “the luck of the Irish,” came to be in their reference.
The origin of St. Patrick’s Day is a bit different than expected. Now, you can fully understand the holiday and why we celebrate it. The fifth-century patron wasn’t even born St. Patrick but his life was full of events that led to its observation hundreds of years later. The phrase, “the luck of the Irish,” had nothing to do with St. Patrick’s Day either, but rather with the wealth and success of Irish gold and silver miners.
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