When Was The First St. Patrick’s Day Celebrated?
In the United States, the holiday of St Patricks day has been a fun. renowned holiday. However, around the ninth or tenth century, Ireland has observed the Roman Catholic feast day of St. Patrick on March 17th. Funny enough, the first St. Patrick’s Day parade actually took place in America. Surprisingly, that first parade took place on March 17, 1601 in St. Augustine, Florida. Read on to discover more about the real history of St Patricks Day with your friends at Park Ave Magazine.
Who Was Saint Patrick?
Saint Patrick lived during the fifth century, and is the patron saint of Ireland and its national apostle. Actually born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave when he was only 16. He managed to escape, but later chose to return to Ireland. In light of everything that he suffered, he is credited with bringing Christianity to the country.
Patrick’s is believed to have passed away on March 17, 461 A.D. However, the mythology surrounding his life became deeply rooted in the Irish culture. Another trait that he is known for is the shamrock clover. He likened the Holy Trinity to the three leaves of a native Irish clover.