Celebrating Saint Patrick

When most people think of St. Patrick’s Day, they think of wearing green, shamrocks and parades, amongst other fun activities. And although each of these items bring the holiday to mind, none of them give a true indication of the meaning behind St. Patrick’s Day.


St. Patrick was a patron saint and a national apostle of Ireland. He is famous because he is credited with successfully bringing Christianity to his country.


The reason St. Patrick’s Day is commemorated on March 17? That day is widely accepted as the date of his death, in AD 461. Oh, and the purpose of the shamrock? According to legend, the three leaves of a shamrock are designed to symbolize the Holy Trinity.


So, as you prepare for your day of festivities and don your green ensemble, take a moment to think on the life and legacy of the patron saint.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Master Shim’s World Class Tae Kwon Do.