Happy St. Patrick's Day from Harvest Gold! Here's a little history on the very popular holiday...
St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and his feast day is March 17th. St. Patrick is not actually Irish! He was born in Roman Britain and taken to Ireland as a slave when he was a teenager. He later escaped and left Ireland, but returned after becoming a cleric in order to convert the Irish to Christianity.
It is said that St. Patrick drove all the snakes from Ireland, though scientists believe that there were never any snakes in Ireland after the Ice Age. It also said that St. Patrick taught the Holy Trinity by using the three leaves of a shamrock. The shamrock has since become the national symbol of Ireland.
In America, immigrants helped create St. Patrick's Day into the holiday we're familiar with today. Cities with high concentrations 19th and early 20th century Irish immigrants still have the biggest celebrations, such as New York and Boston.
It it now popular to wear green on St. Patrick's Day and we have plenty of that here at Harvest Gold:
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