Time for a little history lesson!!!
*ignores groans* :D
St. Patrick's Day, contrary to popular belief, is not a day to wear green, kiss the Irish, and pinch everyone who does have grass-colored clothing.
It is a day to commemorate a man who went to Ireland to preach the Gospel to the people. His story is pretty amazing.
Funny, but my interest in the history of St. Patrick's Day began when I saw a Veggietales short involving a flannel board, a green puppet, and talking felt animals.
As a boy of just sixteen, Maewyn Succat was taken as a slave from Wales to Ireland. After a long time of servitude, he was able to escape and return home.
Yet, he came back to preach the Gospel to them!
"I saw a man coming, as it were from Ireland. His name was Victoricus, and he carried many letters, and he gave me one of them. I read the heading: "The Voice of the Irish". As I began the letter, I imagined in that moment that I heard the voice of those very people who were near the wood of Foclut, which is beside the western sea—and they cried out, as with one voice: "We appeal to you, holy servant boy, to come and walk among us."
And he only became St. Patrick after his death.
God Bless ye laddies an' lassies,
*once again ignores groans*