Tomorrow, the luck of the Irish transcends actual family heritage and everyone gets to be Irish. It doesn’t matter if you’re three-quarters German or half Italian. Everybody gets to be Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day. Celebrate your new found Irishness with some Saint Patrick’s Day fun!
What is Saint Patrick’s Day?
While it’s become a day to celebrate everything Irish, green, and gold, it’s actually a day to remember Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick was kidnapped by the Irish and lived as a slave for a number of years before returning to Britain. There he went joined a Catholic monastery. He later returned to Ireland as a Christian missionary. He is credited with converting the whole of Ireland to Christianity. He also used the shamrock as an illustration of the Holy Trinity. Legends also say that he drove the snakes out of Ireland.