Eagle's Eye

Filed under Entertainment

The origin of St. Patrick’s Day

~Photo from celticcanada.com

~Photo from celticcanada.com

Advertisement

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






St Patrick’s Day, also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a day in which primarily Ireland where they have a cultural and religious celebration on the date that the patron saint of Ireland died, that being held on the 17th of March. Even though it’s traditionally celebrated overseas, it is also widely celebrated in the United States, mostly by people with Irish descent.

The great saint that the Irish celebrate, Saint Patrick, was a 5th-century Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. He later went on to become a priest and attempt to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity.

Music is often associated with St. Patrick’s Day and Irish culture in general. From ancient days of the Celts, music has been an important part of Irish life. The Celts had an oral culture, legend, and history was passed from one generation to the next.

The color green, the main symbol of St Patrick’s Day along with the shamrock, is a huge part of the culture behind St. Patrick’s Day. Back in the days when the saint was still alive, the St. Patrick’s revelers believed that wearing green made them invisible to the “evil leprechauns,” and that if they didn’t wear green they would get attacked by fairy creatures for not wearing the color green.

Today, part of the St Patrick’s day tradition is pinching people that don’t wear green on the holiday, symbolizing the old myths of the leprechauns and fairy creatures attacking.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

GCHS Eagle's Eye intends for this area to be used to foster healthy, thought-provoking discussion. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. As such, we do not permit the use of profanity, foul language, personal attacks, or the use of language that might be interpreted as libelous. Comments are reviewed and must be approved by a moderator to ensure that they meet these standards. GCHS Eagle's Eye does not allow anonymous comments, and requires a valid email address, which all students have been provided. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Navigate Left
  • Editorial & Opinion

    Tails: A Photo Series

  • The origin of St. Patrick’s Day

    Eagle Life

    GC Brings Home DECA State Titles

  • The origin of St. Patrick’s Day

    News

    Organ donation saves life of local man; family promotes organ donor program through letter to the community

  • The origin of St. Patrick’s Day

    Eagle Life

    Graves County IS in session March 15

  • The origin of St. Patrick’s Day

    Eagle Life

    What’s the Scoop? Join Journalism for the 19-20 school year

  • The origin of St. Patrick’s Day

    Eagle Life

    Dual Credit Courses–See Your Guidance Counselor TODAY!

  • The origin of St. Patrick’s Day

    Showcase

    OVC regular season champs!

  • The origin of St. Patrick’s Day

    Eagle Life

    Tech Mania and Digital Learning Day

  • The origin of St. Patrick’s Day

    Showcase

    Racers stomp Morehead State 71-52

  • The origin of St. Patrick’s Day

    Eagle Life

    Academic District Match ends with 2 GC wins

Navigate Right