St. Patrick´s day
St. Patrick`s day
It is celebrated on March 17.
Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland.
Traditional icon of the day is shamrock, which he used to explain the Trinity to represent how the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit could all exist as separate elements of the same entity, and the color green.
Who was St. Patrick
He was born in Wales in about AD385. His given name was Maewyn, and he almost didn`t get the job of bishop of Ireland because he lacked the required scholarship.
Until he was 16 he considered himself a pagan. However he was sold into the slavery and during his captivity , he became closer to God. He escaped from slavery and started to study in monastery. During his training he became aware that his calling was to convert the pagans to Christianity. He traveled throughout Ireland, establishing monasteries across the country. He became the bishop of Ireland. His mission in Ireland lasted for thirty years. He died on March 17 in AD 461, so that day has been commemorated as St. Patrick`s day ever since.