Every March 17, the streets of Dublin are dyed green to celebrate Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. A very visual festivity that is being adopted by more and more people outside the borders of this island.
Saint Patrick was an Irish missionary and preacher who lived in the fourth and fifth centuries. His figure has passed to posterity because it was he who introduced Catholicism to Ireland.
In addition, and according to tradition, Saint Patrick used a shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity in a simple way.
The day associated with the celebration of Saint Patrick is March 17 because it coincides with the date the saint passed away. Specifically it was a March 17 of the year 461.
This day also commemorates the founding of the Republic of Ireland.
The origins of Saint Patrick's Day date back to 1931. That year, the first Saint Patrick's Day parade in the Irish Free State was held in Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland.
Of course, it would not be until the 90s of the last century when the party began to be celebrated outside its borders.
Although in its beginnings it was the blue color that was associated with Saint Patrick, the green color quickly began to prevail. This is because it is the color of the country's independence movement and the one associated with the Republic, like the shamrock symbol.
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