|The Graphics Fairy|
Saint Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday along with being a festival of food, music, and drink.
Saint Patrick was kidnapped as a child and brought to Ireland to look after sheep. as It was as a slave Saint Patrick was reported to have had a spiritual awakening. He would pray incessantly while alone with the sheep.
He escaped his slave owners as a young adult and joined the priesthood.
Saint Patrick died a few hundred years before the first official canonization so while recognized as a Saint by the populous and the Catholic Church of Ireland he was never canonized.
The celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17th was brought to North America by Irish immigrants and took off.
Saint Patrick's Day is also celebrated in Argentina, Canada, Great Britain, the International Space Station, Japan, Malaysia, Montserrat, Russia, South Korea, and Switzerland.
If you celebrated St. Patrick’s Day what did you do?