You may not realize that Maewyn Succat's Day is nearly upon us, probably because you wouldn't recognize the birth name of St. Patrick. Not only is his name a surprise to most, but so is his heritage - the most famous Irishman is not actually Irish, he is British!
How Did That Happen? Young Mr. Succat became Father Patrick when he was ordained a Catholic priest. He became a missionary to Ireland and is thought to have nearly single-handedly converted the small country to Christianity. He was so adored by the Celtic people that the commemorated the day he died with a somber holiday. Over the years, it has become the cultural and religious celebration we know today - which resembles a party more than a religious feast day! Read More about Flowers and Plants for St. Patrick’s Day »
St. Patrick’s Day, on March 17th, is a cultural and religious celebration of St. Patrick. Historically, it celebrates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. However, over the past few decades, it has mainly turned into a celebration of Irish… Read More about What Gifts to Give on St. Patrick’s Day »