Sunday, 18 March 2018
St Patrick's day
Saint Patrick's day
St Patrick's day is The National Day in Ireland. Irish people of all around the world celebrate the day by wearing green, the colour of Ireland, and by parading in the streets. They celebrate the patron saint of Ireland but also the christianization of the country.
St Patrick was born in Scotland. When he was 16, he was kidnapped by pirates and sold as a slave to an Irish druid. He dicovered the christian religion.
After a dream in which he saw God, he escaped from the druid to England where he became priest. His goal was to come back to Ireland to convert the Irish people. There, he built monastery, church ans schools to formed believer.
The legend says that he used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to Irish. The three leaves represented the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
The legend of St Patrick also says that he chased all the snakes of Ireland by making them fall of a cliff. But this is a metaphor for his victory of the conversion of christianity in Ireland against the pagan faith.