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What You Didn't Know About St. Patrick's Day

May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow. May the soft winds freshen your spirit. May the sunshine brighten your heart. May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you. And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love. -Irish Blessing

Happy St.Patrick's day you lucky Peachers! Each year on March 17, the Irish and Irish-at-heart come out in droves to pubs and parade routes to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. In the US, St. Patrick's Day serves as a valid excuse to wear green and drink green beer. But do you really know the truth behind St.Patrick's day?


Grab yer drink, grab yer green and let's uncover the truth about St. Patrick's day thanks to History.com.


The Real St. Patrick

Much of what is known about St. Patrick's life has been interwoven with folklore and legend. Historians generally believe that St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Britain (not Ireland) near the end of the 4th century. At age 16 he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and sold as a slave to a Celtic priest in Northern Ireland. After toiling for six years as a shepherd, he escaped back to Britain. He eventually returned to Ireland a