St. Patrick’s Day observes the death of the Patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick.
St. Patrick was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. Six years later, he escaped but later returned and spent 40 years preaching and converting the people of Ireland to Christianity. It has been said that he used the shamrock to explain the Trinity.
Some say St. Patrick died March 17, others say that is also when he was born. Regardless, it’s the day we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a holiday that celebrates all things Irish. People wear GREEN to become invisible to and try to catch the tricky leprechaun. It is said, if you are lucky enough to catch a leprechaun, they are often able to grant the person three wishes. Leprechauns spend their time making and mending shoes and have a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
If you don’t wear green, to make yourself invisible on St. Patrick’s Day, it’s considered shameful and you will get pinched to remind you you’ll get pinched by a leprechaun.
Whew! I’m thinking that quick version of St. Patrick’s Day about covers it!
Now that you know St. Patrick’s Day is all about rainbows, pinches, gold, leprechauns, green, shamrocks, and St. Patrick … let’s get onto the St. Patrick’s Day Printables that are FULL of the above!
St. Patrick’s Day Printables
Brighten someone’s St. Patrick’s Day with a Leprechaun’s Loot card! Place a gold dollar coin in the center of the four-leaf clover for a FUN St. Patrick’s Day surprise!
St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate all things Irish! This Irish Proverbs Printable will help you do just that! The Irish Proverbs PDF has eight, business card size, Irish Proverbs to tuck in your wallet and share with friends!
Help your college student celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a St. Patrick’s Day Care Package! Don’t let your college kid get pinched by a tricky leprechaun! Send them LOTS of GREEN!
St. Patrick’s Day LUCKY Banner
Make your home Festive this St. Patrick’s Day with this LUCKY Banner!
Whatever you choose to do on St. Patrick’s Day … wear GREEN so that michievous leprechaun won’t see you!
More St. Patrick’s Day Printables
St. Patrick’s Day DIY Scratch Off Ticket For Kids – THIS is such a fun idea! Did you know you could make your own scratch off tickets? Jodi, from Meaningful Mama, shows you how!