St. Patrick’s Day: Seven things you didn’t know about the patron saint of Ireland

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For over a 1000 years, St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated in Ireland every year on 17 March. Over the years, the religious holiday commemorating the death of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, has metamorphosed into a day of celebrating Irish culture through parades, music, special foods, dances and a lot of green – the colour commonly associated with the saint. Many symbols and legends associated with Ireland such as leprechauns and shamrocks come from Saint Patrick. Credited for bringing Christianity to the then-pagan Ireland, Saint Patrick used Celtic symbols such as leprechauns…

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