While history has never been my forte, every time I hear of a holiday, I like to know why we celebrate it. Same thing with St. Patrick’s Day. In all my childhood years, I didn’t know the holiday existed. It wasn’t until about two years into living in the States that I learned about it and it wasn’t until today that I found out who St. Patrick was.
Apparently, he was born a Roman British around 389 A.D. and enslaved in his mid-teens. In captivity, St. Patrick became an even more devoted Christian and after escaping on a boat became a missionary for the rest of his life. While the color associated with him when alive was blue, he used the shamrock to describe the Holy Trinity so with time the St. Patrick’s Day celebration color became green.