History of St. Patrick’s Day

By, Kairi Honda

Most people think that St. Patrick’s Day is just a day where you wear green. In reality, it is a holiday celebrating St. Patrick himself. St. Patrick wasn’t even Irish; he was born in Britain. When he was 16, he was kidnapped and sent overseas for slavery to tend for sheep in Ireland for seven years. It’s said that he heard a voice in his dreams telling him to escape, so he found a passage onto a pirate ship and escaped. Then, after reuniting with his family, the voice told him to go back to Ireland to spread Christianity. It was tough, but after he died, people regarded him as a saint. That’s where St. Patrick’s Day came from.

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