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The origins of St. Patrick’s Day

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Today, around the country, and in some parts of the world, those of Irish descent, along with those who are not, are paying tribute to one of the world’s most renowned Saints — St. Patrick.

While there are many legends of St. Patrick, according to cathlolic.org, those of the Catholic faith believe Patrick was born in Scotland around 385 A.D. to roman parents living in Britain overseeing the colonies. Through a series of unfortunate events, St. Patrick, in his youth, was captured by a raiding party and sent to Ireland, a land of Druids and pagans, to work as a slave herding and tending to sheep.

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