|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.