St. Patrick's Day Flags

By the time March 17th rolls around most people in the colder climates are ready to do some celebrating, with St. Patricks Day flags, as the winter doldrums have usually gotten a hold of them by then. St. Patrick's Day offers the perfect chance to do this as it has been celebrated for over 250 years, perhaps as early as 1737.

St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, but a lot of information about him has been lost or confused throughout the years including: his birth place, birth date and death. What is known, is that he wasn't born in Ireland and lived sometime between the years 373AD and 492AD. Nobody is sure how March 17th was chosen as a day to celebrate St. Patrick's life, but it is a long standing tradition in some parts of the world and symbolized using St. Patrick's Day flags.

St. Patrick was sold into slavery at the age of 16 and then later became a shepherd. He had a spiritual awakening and devoted his life to religion and became a deacon, priest and the Bishop of Ireland. Many miracles are attributed to him including, healing the sick, raising people from the dead and driving snakes from the land. These are symbols sometimes seen on St. Patrick's Day flags.

The most celebrated symbol often seen on St. Patrick's Day flags is the shamrock since it became associated with St. Patrick as he tried to teach the trinity to converts. Each of the leaves represent a member of the trinity, either the Father, Son or the Holy Ghost. The shamrock's stem represents the Godhead from which they proceeded. The color of the shamrock is green and that's the reason green is associated with St. Patrick's Day and most of the flags used to celebrate it.

St. Patrick's Day flags consist of many designs and emblems that are common throughout Ireland such as: shamrock flags, rainbow flags, pots of gold flags, leprechaun flags and even the Irish National flag. The flags are predominately green and can be indoor flags or outdoor flags to celebrate the day. The flags can be seen yearly during St. Patrick's Day parades and in homes and pubs as people eat and drink to celebrate the memory of St. Patrick.

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