St. Patrick's Day is March 17!
1. March 17 marks the anniversary of the death of St. Patrick, which was believed to occur in the year 461. 2. St. Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. 3. The holiday has been celebrated by the Irish for over 1,000 years. 4. St. Patrick was said to use a three-leaf clover to explain the Holy Trinity (the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit). 5. The first St. Patrick's Day parade actually took place in the U.S. 6. Green didn't become the official color of the holiday until the 18th century. Up until then, blue was the color associated with St. Patrick!