Five fun facts for St. Patrick’s Day
1. St. Patrick wasn’t Irish
The man whom the holiday honors was born in Britain to Roman parents in the third century. As a teenager, he was kidnapped and spirited away to Ireland, where he was enslaved and forced to work as a shepherd for seven years.
The future patron saint of Ireland eventually escaped and returned Britain, but according to legend, a heavenly voice came to him in a dream and commanded him to return to Ireland to convert the country to Christianity.
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