10 Facts You Didn’t Know About St. Patrick’s Day

The Shamrock Doesn’t Represent The Holy Trinity

While some people believe the Shamrock is the symbol of the Holy Trinity, it’s actually a symbol of the Irish belief that much of life is made up of threes. The shamrock is tied into Ireland, but it’s not a religious tie.

Patrick Didn’t Bring Christianity to Ireland

Those who do notice the religious part of the holiday, tend to think they are celebrating is that St. Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland. While Patrick did teach Christianity to Irish followers, he wasn’t the first to introduce the religion to the masses. Years earlier, Pope Celestine sent Bishop Palladius to the Emerald Isle in order to teach the religion.