HAPPY St. PATRICK’s DAY

 

St. Patrick’s Day originated as an Irish Celebration of an early missionary 

Over time, the holiday moved away from its religious roots and became associated with Irish pride.  Ireland is a very green country, so people started wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day.  (In many schools, a child not wearing green on St. Patrick’s day will be pinched by his friends.)  The four-leaf-clover replaced the three-leafed-clover and became a symbol of luck rather than the Trinity.  There are often parades in cities with big Irish populations.