We may have come to associate March 17th as a day in which people remember to wear green to avoid being pinched or a day where people celebrate with green beer at the end of the day, but did you know there’s more to this holiday than just shamrocks and alcohol?
To start, St. Patrick himself wasn’t even Irish – he was British. That’s a shocker! Legend also says that wearing green stemmed from 18th century Irish people wearing shamrocks on March 17th because St. Patrick, who worked as a Catholic missionary, used a shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity between the Father, Spirit, and Son. (more…)