Here are more interesting facts about St. Patrick's Day few people know
Here are some more little-known facts about St. Patrick's Day.
The shamrock is a well-known symbol of Ireland.
1. The Irish began celebrating St. Patrick's Day as early as the ninth century. Precisely when and where the first St. Patrick's celebration was held is lost to history, but the Irish have celebrated March 17 as a religious feast day for over a thousand years.
2. Blue is the color associated with St. Patrick. Green became associated with the holiday as a symbol of rebellion. In the year1798, Irish patriots used the color green to signify their opposition to English rule. Wearing green, which was banned by the government, was an outward symbol of defiance.
3. In 1900, to honor Irish soldiers who fought well in the Boer War, Queen Elizabeth ordered her Irish troops to wear sprigs of Shamrock. The tradition is continued to this day.
4. St. Patrick's Day was a minor feast day until Americans made it popular in the 1760s.
5. The holiday became a way for Irish immigrants in America to show solidarity with one another. Parades and celebrations grew as the Irish, who suffered discrimination in America, marched together to demonstrate their strength and resolve to overcome opposition.
6. St. Patrick's Day is celebrated around the world. Russians celebrate the holiday in several cities and Moscow holds a week-long celebration in honor of St. Patrick and Irish culture.
7. Today, most people have forgotten about St. Patrick and the religious and political connotations of the holiday. St. Patrick's Day, particularly for Americans, is a day of drinking and debauchery. Unfortunately, this does nothing to honor St. Patrick, who was pious and holy.
It is hoped that more people will learn about the origins of St. Patrick's Day and celebrate it with reverence and pride, so please share this article!
Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for MARCH 2017
Support for Persecuted Christians. That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.
The most kids know of St. Patrick 's Day is that you must wear green or you'll get a pinch from your friends. Adults see the day as an ... continue reading
Here are some more little-known facts about St. Patrick's Day. 1. The Irish began celebrating St. Patrick's Day as early ... continue reading
In the middle of the 5th century, the Irish king Niall of the Nine Hostages led raids into Roman Britain. His warlords took captives as ... continue reading
If you are an American, today is Thanksgiving. Hopefully today you have made a point to attend Mass and to give thanks to God for all His ... continue reading
In the face of the current "witch-hunts" endured by some of our Bishops, let us remember a hero on October ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- Daily Reading for Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 HD Video
- Daily Reading for Sunday, March 26th, 2017 HD Video
- Daily Readings for Sunday, March 26, 2017
- 'Living Lent': Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent - Day 27
- St. Margaret Clitherow: Saint of the Day for Sunday, March 26, 2017
- 'Living Lent': Saturday of the Third Week of Lent - Day 25
- 'Living Lent': Sunday of the Fourth Week of Lent - Day 26
- Daily Reading for Monday, March 27th, 2017 HD
- Adorable girl captured stealing Pope Francis' hat in hilarious footage HD
- Cause of cancer detected from unexpected and unpreventable element HD
- Daily Reading for Saturday, March 25th, 2017 HD
Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.