Today is St. Patrick’s Day! Send a free St. Patrick’s eCard to
friends and family in honor of the occasion! People have been
celebrating the Feast Day of Saint Patrick for over a thousand years.
Saint Patrick was born and raised in Roman Britain during the fifth
century. At the age of sixteen he was captured and sold as a slave to an
Irish sheep farmer, but eventually managed to escape. He spent several
years in a monastery before returning to Ireland as a Christian
missionary. Today he is hailed as the patron saint and national apostle
Over the years St. Patrick’s Day has evolved from a religious
observance to a worldwide celebration of Irish culture. In Ireland, men
wear shamrocks on their jackets and caps, and women wear green ribbons
in their hair. In the United States, cities like Boston, Philadelphia,
and Savannah host huge St. Patrick’s Day parades, and Chicago dyes its
river bright green!
Whether you have Irish ancestors or just love a good limerick, wear
something green or attend a parade to celebrate this famous Irish
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