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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

"Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and regarded as one of the most successful Christian missionaries in history. He was a Roman citizen of Britain, who was captured by pirates at the age of sixteen and sold into slavery in Ireland. He escaped back to Britain, became ordained as a bishop, and returned to the land of his captivity as a missionary."

  • Saint Patrick used the shamrock as a metaphor for the Holy Trinity

  • The legend of the leprechauns states that these fairies hail from Ireland, where they make shoes and wreak havoc on unsuspecting humans

  • 90% of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day. In fact, the Chicago River is dyed green on this day.

  • Origin story: "When a couple of poor farmers pulled their very last carrot out of their garden, they found a leprechaun dangling from the roots. Being captured, the leprechaun promised one wish in exchange for his freedom."

Works Cited

Rothans, John. “Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow - Origin.” U.S. Money Reserve, 16 Mar. 2020,

“Saint Patrick.” World History Encyclopedia,

Staff, Editorial. “30 Amazing Facts about St. Patrick’s Day.” The Fact File, 11 Jan. 2018,

‌“Where Did the Leprechaun Originate From?”, 6 Feb. 2022,

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