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7 St. Patrick's Day traditions explained

Get out your green! USA TODAY Network explains the origins of some of the Irish holiday's traditions.

Many people do not know that St. Patrick, just like his contemporary St. Augustine (354-430), wrote his Confessions, a biography of his life.  Like Gideon and Moses, St. Patrick was very unsure of his abilities, claiming that he was not an educated or eloquent man. Yet that didn’t stop God from using him in a mighty way.

In His Own Words: Excerpts from the Confession of St. Patrick

Kiss the Blarney Stone! Fun Books About St. Patrick's Day for Kids: The Story of Saint Patrick's Day by Patricia A. Pingry

The story of Saint Patrick's Day by Patricia A. First published in Subjects: Accessible book, Protected DAISY, Juvenile literature, Saint Patrick's Day, Holidays;

Confessions of Saint Patrick (In honor of Saint Patrick's Day today!  )

Older children and/or adults might be encouraged by reading at least portions of this book written by St. Patrick himself. - compares somewhat with Confessions of St. Augustine, but this is more theological in nature rather than philsophical.

Patron saint and national apostle of Ireland, credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland and probably responsible in part for the Christianization of the Picts and Anglo-Saxons....

March 17 marks Saint Patrick’s Day (aka St. Patrick’s Day, St. Paddy’s Day, St. Patty’s Day), a cultural and religious holiday which celebrates the life of Saint Patrick, wh…