Vacation Now: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland
Spend the international day of Irish pride on the Emerald Isle.
It’s said that everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day—and nowhere will you find that more irrefutable than on the Emerald Isle, where the holiday (if not every custom now commonly linked to it) was born. It all began way back in the fifth century A.D. with Ireland’s beloved St. Patrick, a Romano-British Christian missionary who spent much of his life evangelizing to the then-pagan Irish, using the three-leafed shamrock, now the national symbol of Ireland, as a visual aid to help explain the Holy Trinity. By the seventh century, St. Patrick would be revered as the patron saint of Ireland.
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