25 Little Known Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

Did you know that St. Patrick wasn’t Irish? Or that green wasn’t even his color? These are 25 little known facts about St. Patrick’s Day.

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St. Patrick was actually not Irish, he was English.

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24

His given name was Maewyn Succat

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He was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave

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He tended sheep for 10 years in Ireland before escaping back to England and taking refuge in a monastery.

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He became a priest and later on took his teachings back to Ireland where he established the Christian Church which got him in trouble with Celtic druids on several occasions

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