Fun facts about St. Patty’s Day


Chels Hughes, staff writer

Saint Patrick’s Day is tomorrow.

Let’s take a dive into the history of some fun facts about this holiday.

Saint Patrick, Patron saint of Ireland, was born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century. He was kidnapped when he was 16, and taken as an Ireland slave. He did end up escaping and returning about 432 AD to convert Irish into Christanity.

By the time of his death on March 17th 461, he had established monasteres, churches, and schools. Ireland  soon came to celebrate this day with religious services and feast.

Now that we have covered some of the history, here are some fun facts about this celebration .  The national color was blue, that was until the 17th century. Now with the nickname of, ‘ The Emerald Isle’ The green comes from the Irish flag and the shamrock, also known as the national flower or emblem of Ireland.

The meaning of the Shamrock is, love, hope, faith and luck.

In Indianapolis, the downtown canal will be dyed green for the first time since 2019 and the downtown parade returns with a 11 a.m. start.