Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

It’s that green time of year — St. Patrick’s Day arrives on March 17.

So, if you’re like us, you might be curious. Just who was St. Patrick, anyway? Well, we did a little research, and here’s a quick rundown on the story:

St. Patrick was born sometime in 4th or 5th century Britain. As a teenager, he was kidnapped by pirates and brought to Ireland. There, he became a devout Christian and traveled all over the Emerald Isle, becoming famous for his missionary work and writings. He was known for using a three-leaf shamrock plant to explain the Trinity and for supposedly driving all the snakes from Ireland. St Patrick died on March 17. Over many centuries, his death has become a global day for celebrating all things Irish.

How will you celebrate?

So while you may not be planning on dyeing a local river green like Chicago does, St. Patrick’s Day makes a fun occasion to have friends and family over to enjoy some green.  How will you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2019?

May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. And, may trouble avoid you wherever you go.