Awesome little-known facts about St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day 2020 is coming – on March 17, different countries around the planet will be celebrating it with dances, parades, food and lots of green. Let's find out more about this special day.
If you think you already know a lot about the festival and its heritage, try this simple and short St. Patrick's Day trivia quiz first!
#1 The shamrock is used in St. Patrick's Day decorations for a reason – the real-life Saint Patrick came up with this symbol to explain the Holy Trinity to people
St. Patrick's Day 2020 will be celebrated on March 17, but sometimes it can be officially moved if it falls on other religious occasions. The last time it was moved in 2008.
#2 The real-life Saint Patrick WASN'T Irish and DIDN'T drive all the snakes away from the country
He was born in Britain and brought to Ireland against his will to become a slave. It took him 6 years to escape. For 12 years straight after his escape, Patrick was thoroughly studying religion. He grew into a well-educated priest who later became the one to bring Christianity to the whole country.
#3 As stated in Irish legends, only male leprechauns exist
So if you see St. Patrick's Day decorations with small mischievous ladies in green, don't believe your eyes. If during the St. Patrick's Day parade a leprechaun tries to make friends with you, don't believe him either – true leprechauns don't trust humans and always avoid them! Take this Irish trivia quiz if you want to check your knowledge of Irish traditions and folklore.
#4 Interestingly, people were originally using blue St. Patrick's Day decorations and wore blue clothes on this day
The traditions were changed as a result of independence movements only at the end of the 1700s. The first festival to celebrate Patrick's achievements took place in Ireland more than 1,000 years ago.
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