Heritage Month - March

Irish American Heritage Month

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day: Ireland. Tradition holds that Ireland's patron saint died on this date in 493 AD at the age of 106. The anniversary of his death is celebrated in Ireland as a national holiday, with green, the color of the day, signifying undying gratitude to the memory of St. Patrick, who brought Christianity to Ireland.

The saint as a symbol of the Trinity wears the shamrock to commemorate its use. St. Patrick's Day is celebrated by people of Irish decent all over the world as an expression of pride in their heritage.

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