With St. Patrick's Day approaching on Wednesday March 17, we would like to provide you with some historical context on how this holiday came to be.
St. Patrick's Day was originally a day to celebrate the life of St. Patrick who is known for bringing Christianity to the people of Ireland. He later passed away on March 17 which is now popularly known as St. Patrick's Day!
Today, the tradition of celebrating St. Patrick's Day is additionally associated with leprechauns, fairy creatures, and luck. In fact, the popularity of wearing green originated from a folklore that a person must wear green on St. Patrick's Day to avoid being pinched by leprechauns.
So as you safely celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year, encourage your loved ones to learn more about how this holiday grew into the day that we celebrate today!