- The holiday is celebrated each year on March 17.
- The word shamrock comes from the Irish-Gaelic word "seamrog" meaning little clover.
- The symbol of St. Patrick's Day is the shamrock, a small three-leaved clover. It is the national flower of Ireland.
- Often people all over the world will wear green on this day as a reminder of the beautiful green countryside of Ireland.
- St. Patrick, the priest, told the people that the shamrock was like the idea of the Holy Trinity--that in the one God there are three divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Or is this just a legend?
- The holiday values the importance of keeping a kind word for all, and a gentling hand.
Did you know that Ireland is so green that it is often called the Emerald Isle?
Source: Scott & Fetzer Co., Evan-Moor Corp.