March 17th is St Patrick’s Day and in the US serves as a cause to celebrate one’s Irish heritage. The date of March 17th is significant because it is the feast day of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Legend has it that he used the shamrock, a clover, to explain the Holy Trinity to pagans and helped convert Ireland to Christianity.
Although not an official holiday in the US, it is celebrated with parades, eating and drinking and wearing the color green. The city of Chicago even dyes the river green!
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