What is the story behind St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick’s Day was first celebrated in America in 1737, organized by the Charitable Irish Society of Boston, including a feast and religious service. This first celebration of the holiday in the colonies was largely to honor and celebrate the Irish culture that so many colonists had been separated from.

The holiday has evolved into a celebration with    parades, special foods, music, dancing and drinking. Although Irish people traditionally wear shamrocks and the colors of the Irish flag (green, white and   orange) on St. Patrick’s Day, the rest of the world has embraced wearing of the green!

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