According to the Declaration…
St. Patrick wasn’t even Irish but he was born in the 5th Century into a Romano British wealthy family. His family was very much apart of the Christian faith. His dad a Deacon and his grandfather was a Priest.
At the age of 16 when he kidnapped and enslaved on Gaelic Island by Irish Raiders. He spent almost 6 to 7 years as a shepherd where he believed to hear from God. He too claim to have visions or a supernatural foresight
He said God told him to flee to the coast of Ireland and became a Priest. His mission was to convert the pagan Irish into Christianity. He was not only known as a Priest but a Bishop and called the “APOSTLE OF IRELAND”.
The feast of the day celebration was the conversion to Christianity after evangelizing northern Ireland bringing thousands to Christ. Where all the tradition comes in are simply amazing. It depends on whose celebrating what they feel has been customary to their traditions. He died on March 17th.
St Patrick was made a Christian Feast Day in the 17th Century. In 1903 it became the Official Public Holiday in Ireland. It depends on whose celebration what they feel was customary for their traditions. How each arrived at pagan beliefs…drunken tom foolery is beyond my comprehension. It is to believe a Christian Festival that has arrived at something totally different. This is to be something celebrated in respects of his evangelism at bringing others to our Lord and Savior.
I have come to believe in our westernized customs anything is quickly directed to worldliness and for a party. Just like any other Christian Holiday, secularism got its hand in the pot!
Go figure out the rest!