Why in the world do we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?



   St. Patrick’s Day; the day we get to pinch people just because they don’t wear green. It’s also the day when most people claim that they do have green on, it’s just either on their socks or underwear. But why do we celebrate a day named after a so-said saint? Well, it all started 1, 559 years ago. 

    St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March seventeenth, which was the death of St. Patrick. But why do we care so much about the day a guy died? March seventeenth is more or less of an Irish holiday. Mr. Patrick was a Saint in Ireland and is said to be the first Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of Ireland. 

    But what does all of this have to do with the color green? On almost every painting or glass window, Saint Patrick is either holding a green-leaf clover or is wearing a green robe. There are also a few pieces of art where St. Patrick is standing in a cloverleaf patch holding a four-leaf clover. 

    There are a few people who involve little dancing men with St. Patrick’s Day, these little dancing men are called leprechauns. Leprechauns are known for their mischievous behavior and being on the front of a Lucky Charms box. And due to their Irish background, they are engaged in this wonderful Irish holiday. 

    Four-leaf clovers, beer, pretzels, “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” shirts, and the color green all play a huge role in this fun holiday. But when you go and pinch someone claiming whether they’re wearing green or not, think about where it all started, Owls!