This holiday is celebrated every year on March 17th, honoring the Irish patron saint, St. Patrick. The celebrations are largely Irish culture themed and typically consist of wearing green, parades, and drinking.
There are many legends and myths about Saint Patrick's Day and Saint Patrick himself.
🍀 One of the most popular symbols of St. Patrick's Day is the Shamrock because Saint Patrick used it to teach new Christians about the concept of the holy trinity.
🐍 Other popular myth include Saint Patrick expelling all snakes from Ireland.
🌳 There are also the tale of Saint Patrick's walking stick turning into a live tree.
While these myths are important to the history of St. Patrick's Day, they are generally recognized as folk tales. In fact, these popular legends generally include cultural elements that were significant to Celtic Irish heritage prior to the introduction of Christianity.