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Who was Saint Patrick?

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Tomorrow is celebrated Saint patrick In Ireland and Viajablog we want to commemorate this nice event. If you have already had the opportunity to spend this day in the cradle of Celtic culture, it is not necessary to tell you how crazy the country and the entire island becomes. If you haven't done it yet, I recommend it effusively.

Saint patrick it's the national day of ireland, a Catholic country that was invaded for almost 800 years by the English and that regained independence after centuries of fighting without rest and abandonment.

Today Ireland is a happy country and proud of its identity, still struggling - this time through diplomatic channels - to recover that little piece of island called Ulster still occupied by the English, also known as Northern Ireland whose capital is Belfast.

During the day of Saint patrick the joy of living is celebrated and laughter, good humor and especially beer, lots of beer are shared.

March 17 it's a world famous date and marked in green in the calendars of half the planet but do you really all know who it was Saint patrick? Why is it celebrated on March 17? What does clover paint so much in the middle of the celebration?

Here I briefly tell you a couple of facts so that tomorrow you can hesitate a bit with your colleagues answering all these questions.

Who was Saint patrick?

Patrick He was a kid who lived in French Brittany occupied by the Romans back in the 5th century. At 16 he was captured by some Irish pirates to later be sold in Irish lands.

For 6 years he was the servant of a landowner who apparently served as a druid in his spare time. That allowed the young man Patrick soak up the secrets about the many tribal religions that were exercised on the island, while learning Gaelic, the language of the Celts.

After an appearance in dreams, he managed to escape and return to Brittany. There he decided to surrender to Catholicism and, once he became a bishop, he returned to Ireland to spread the gospel.

He died on March 17, so the day of Saint patrick It is celebrated on March 17 of each year.

Why is clover a symbol of Ireland?

One day, meeting Saint patrick on a hill surrounded by crowds, he decided to pluck a clover that was among the grass to, showing it before all, explain the doctrine of the Holy Trinity.

Since then clover has become a symbol for the Irish and in an omnipresent icon during the day of Saint patrick.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day !!

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