St. Patrick's Day traditions explained
Jolie Lee, USA TODAY Network 7:47 a.m. EDT March 17, 2014
Get out your green on Monday: It's St. Patrick's Day. USA TODAY Network explains the origins of some of the Irish holiday's traditions.
Who wa...s St. Patrick?
St. Patrick — brace yourself — was not actually Irish.
Patrick was a nobleman born in about 400 A.D. in Britain and kidnapped by Irish pirates at the age of 16, said Philip Freeman, author of St. Patrick of Ireland: A Biography.
A stained glass window of St.
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