Photo of the Day: St Patrick's Day

2014-03-17 17:06

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Today’s Photo of the Day is to celebrate/commemorate St Patrick’s Day. The photo, from Instagram user edhurrel captures the iconic shamrock, a symbol not only for St Patrick’s Day, but Ireland as well.

St Patrick’s Day, also known as “The Feast of Saint Patrick” is a religious and cultural holiday celebrated annually on March 17. The date signifies the day in which the Patron Saint of Ireland, St Patrick, died. It is celebrated across the world by Irish and non-Irish folk alike.

The celebratory colour is green, but did you know that St Patrick’s colour was blue?

Did you also know that St Patrick was actually not from Ireland, but England?

Want to see what else you think you may not know about St Patrick’s Day? Check out Women24’s article on "6 things we bet you didn’t know about Saint Patrick

Happy St Patrick's Day!

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