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The History Of St. Patrick's Day: 9 Facts You Need To Know About The Holiday's Origins
St. Patrick's Day is a day for anyone, whether you are Irish or not, to let loose and have ... Well, let's just say this holiday didn't start out as one big pub crawl. The history of St. Patrick's Day is much more modest than today's celebrations would ... read more
St. Patrick's Day is a holiday for believers, not snakes
This year, St. Patrick’s Day fell on a Friday. And it was freaking awful. Four-sevenths of the time, it falls on good weekdays, proper days. Days where only the dedicated, true believers, show up to this abomination of a holiday that pretends to honor ... read more
Saint Patrick, Druids, Snakes, and Popular Myths
Today is St. Patrick’s Day, a yearly holiday ... not), St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a day of celebrations, as they see Patrick, famously attributed with converting Ireland to Christianity, as committing something akin to cultural genocide. “The ... read more
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Patrick's Christian conversion ended slavery, human sacrifice, and most intertribal warfare in Ireland. (He did not banish the snakes ... holiday for centuries, perhaps more than 1,000 years. It took the United States to turn St. Patrick's Day into ... read more
Who Was Saint Patrick and Should Christians Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
Eventually the king converted and was baptized by Patrick and much of the people of Ireland followed suit. A later legend would have it that Patrick rid all of Ireland of snakes. Snakes were not ... Should Christians celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? read more
The Real History of St. Patrick’s Day
Advertisement Folklore also tells of Patrick banishing all the snakes ... not part of the equation. In fact, pubs in Ireland were forced by law to shut down for the holiday until later in the 20th century, and drinking alcohol on St. Patrick’s Day ... read more
Saint Patrick’s Day 2017: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
The Irish holiday is a global ... t have the official title. Despite St. Patrick not being a true canonized saint, he does have a feast day recognized by multiple denominations of Christianity, including Catholics. Christians that recognize March 17 ... read more
Myths and legends about St. Patrick's Day
Who was Saint Patrick anyway? And what myths and legends about this Irish holiday have we all been blindly thinking are true for years? This list of St. Patrick's Day ... snakes standing in for the serpents of Druid mythology. 4. The Shamrock May or May ... read more
Who Was St. Patrick?
namely the holiday held on the day of his death that bears his name, his life remains somewhat of a mystery. Many of the stories traditionally associated with St. Patrick, including the famous account of his banishing all the snakes from Ireland ... read more
Saint Patrick, Druids, Snakes, and Popular Myths: 2017
In 2012, Wild Hunt founder Jason Pitzl-Waters published an article called, “Saint Patrick, Druids, Snakes, and Popular Myths ... “[Tomorrow] is St. Patrick’s Day, a yearly holiday celebrating Ireland’s favorite patron saint. read more