Bash & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty: Little known facts about St. Patrick’s Day

Good luck, shamrocks and parades are on the minds of many in mid-March. But I bet there are some things you didn’t know about the origins of this holiday.

A bit of history. St. Patrick was known as the Patron Saint of Ireland and the Apostle of Ireland and was a highly regarded bishop and missionary in Ireland near the end of the Roman empire. He was a key player in bringing the Roman Catholic beliefs to Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day was a day of celebration held every year on the day of his death. Interestingly enough, blue was originally the color most often associated with St. Patrick. It wasn’t until a group of Irish Protestants rebelled against the British, and “Wearing the Green” became their theme song, that green became the signature color of the holiday.