The month of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
Patrick, born Maewyn Succat in AD 387, and although much of his life is shrouded in mystery, he is most widely known for proclaiming his gospel through missionary work in Ireland. Over time, he is known to have converted 135,000 people to Christianity and established hundreds of churches throughout the country. Patrick died on March 17, 461.
Millions of people gather around the globe to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by celebrate by wearing green, which symbolizes spring in Irish Culture. Irish-Americans later incorporated “pinching” those not wearing green to remind them that leprechauns would not approve of their “non-green” clothing.
What about Corned Beef and Cabbage? Our St. Patrick’s Day feast! Instead of eating Corned Beef and Cabbage, true Irish prefer to eat Bacon or Lamb on St. Patrick’s Day. I know this because I asked locals at an Irish Pub in Ireland, when I spent a week in Galway back in 2003. You’re welcome.