Happy St.Patrick’s Day everyone! At HRC, we’re celebrating this festive day with some St.Patrick’s day fun facts! How much do you know about St.Patrick’s day? Read on to find out how many facts we can surprise you with.
- St.Patrick wasn't Irish— St.Patrick wasn't Irish, and he wasn't born in Ireland! Patricks parents were Roman citizens living in England. Scholars can’t decide whether he was born in Scotland or Whales.
- St.Patrick was a slave—At the age of 16, Patrick had the misfortune of being kidnapped by Irish raiders who took him away and sold him as a slave. He spent several years in Ireland herding sheep and learning about the people there. At the age of 22, he managed to escape.
- St.Patrick converted Ireland to Christianity— St.Patrick used the shamrock to teach the mystery of the Holy Trinity, and how the Father, The Sun, and the Holy Spirit could be separate entities, yet on win the same.
- Legend Says St.Patrick Drove the Snakes from Ireland— According to legend, St.Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland. In reality, this probably did not occur, as there is no evidence that snakes have ever existed in Ireland. Speculations have been made that these “snakes” may have alternatively symbolized religious beliefs.
- Patrick’s Colour is Blue! Not Green!— The original colour associated with St.Patrick was blue, not green as commonly believed. In artworks depicting the saint, he is shown wearing blue. It was not until hundreds of years later that his signature colour associated with his holiday was changed to green.
Have a lucky St.Patrick’s Day everyone!