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St. Patrick, also known as Maewyn Succant, was born in Britain around A.D. 390. He was brought to Ireland after being kidnapped and taken into slavery where he later became a priest. After his passing, St. Patrick was remembered as the priest who opened many monasteries, churches, and schools. He was named the patron saint of Ireland in 1631.
St. Patrick’s Day celebrations started in America in 1601 in St. Augustine, Florida. At the time, people celebrated St. Patrick for being the saint of corn. Eventually, these celebrations were tied to the patron saint of Ireland, while creating many traditions still in practice today including wearing green, drinking beer, eating corned beef and cabbage, and displaying the symbolic shamrock.
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Combs, S. (2019). Who was Saint Patrick and why does he have a day? National Geographic. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/holidays/reference/saint-patr...