St. Patrick's Day Legend

I thought it would be fun to share the story behind St. Patrick's day....so in a nutshell, it goes something like this: St. Patrick (not actually born in Ireland but believed to be from Scotland or Roman England) drove all the snakes out of Ireland and into the sea. He did this by beating on a drum. It was believed that snakes were a symbol of evil and by driving them away St. Patrick helped to rid Ireland of evil. St. Patty's Day spirit is to celebrate the universal baptization of Ireland.

And if you didn't know the meaning of the shamrock, Saint Patrick used the shamrock and it's 3 leaves to explain the concept of the Trinity - the father, son, and the Holy Spirit. The shamrock is also associated with good luck!

Looking for a fun activity to do with the kids on St. Patty's Day? Here is fun and easy recipe to have the kids make Irish Pototatoes. And if you want to make a yummy recipe yourself, try this Irish Soda Bread. Happy (early) St. Patrick's Day!

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