Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2020!

Madison Villarba, Staff Writer

When I was younger, I used to think St. Patrick’s Day was just an excuse to wear green and eat some Irish food. But now that I’ve learned a lot about the holiday, I know that the holiday is much more than that.

St. Patrick’s Day is the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Although he was born in Britain, he was taken to Ireland when he was 16. And even though he was able to escape, he made it his mission to return and convert those in Ireland to Christianity, establishing many schools and churches. Finally, he died in 461 on March 17.

There are many stories surrounding the saint, including his use of the shamrock to teach people about the Blessed Trinity. So, not only is St. Patrick’s Day a celebration of a very important saint, but it is also a celebration of Irish culture. Today, there are many traditions that are a part of St. Patrick’s Day. Many cities hold parades, and in Chicago, the people color the river green every year. And one of the biggest traditions: wearing green or sporting a shamrock!

Although the school community can’t be together to celebrate this holiday together, we can still make it a great one. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


(Facts from https://www.britannica.com/topic/Saint-Patricks-Day)