Facts about St Patrick

Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick ( c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

St. Patrick's Day. St Patrick's Day is a global celebration of Irish culture on or around March 17. It particularly remembers St Patrick, one of Ireland's patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century.

Irish Stew. This comforting stew features tender lamb, hearty carrots and potatoes, all topped off with herb butter. ... Melissa's Shepherd's Pie. ... Colcannon. ... Corned Beef and Cabbage. ... Irish Soda Bread. ... St. Patrick's Day Spinach Pancakes and Corned Beef Hash. ... Vegetable Shepherd's Pie. ... Chocolate Stout Cupcakes.More items...

St. Patrick's Day Recipes. Corned beef and cabbage.

It was actually the Irish coming to America who made St. Patrick's into a big holiday, cooking what was once an expensive dish—corned beef and cabbage—at home, and eventually expanding it into multiple festivals, de rigeur green ties for politicians and at least one emerald-dyed river (naturally, in Chicago.)Mar 16, 2015

Saint Patrick is known as the patron saint of Ireland. Although he was not born Irish, he has become an important part of the Irish heritage, mostly through his service across Ireland in the 5th century.

Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. He was a Christian missionary given credited with converting Ireland to Christianity in the AD 400s. ... St Patrick was not actually Irish. His exact birthplace and date is not known.

This Day in History: 03/17/461 - Saint Patrick Dies. On this day in 461 A.D., Saint Patrick, Christian missionary, bishop and apostle of Ireland, dies at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland. Much of what is known about Patrick's legendary life comes from the Confessio, a book he wrote during his last years.

Don't be surprised if you get pinched. No surprise, it's an entirely American tradition that probably started in the early 1700s. St. Patrick's revelers thought wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns, fairy creatures who would pinch anyone they could see (anyone not wearing green).Mar 17, 2010

It is said that it also brings good luck, especially when worn on St. Patrick's Day. Many long years ago, playful Irish children began the tradition of pinching people who forgot to wear green on St. Patrick's Day and the tradition is still practiced today.

St. Patrick's revelers thought wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns, fairy creatures who would pinch anyone they could see (anyone not wearing green). People began pinching those who didn't wear green as a reminder that leprechauns would sneak up and pinch green-abstainers.Mar 16, 2012

Pinching people on St Patrick's day is thought to revolve around the leprechaun and the legend that wearing green makes one invisible to the mischievous fairies. As the dubious legend dictates, leprechauns would pinch anyone not wearing green – so people pinch those not wearing green to remind them…Mar 17, 2017