Author 'Nicoledesplat' (Id 192213 ) : Sad story of this young Maewyn Succat more known under the name of St Patrick was born in 385 in Great Britain, at the age of 16 years old, this young boy was captured and imprisoned during the years by pirates and sold as a slave to a druid Irish.
Fled, while he dreamed of God, he decided to study theology and was promoted to bishop in France, on the normandy coast, which was the place of his escape.
He returned to Ireland in 432 to convert the Irish kings with a clover, which will become the national symbol of Ireland.
Died march 17, 461, since then, a day holy to him was awarded and became a holiday, and where it is customary to go to church and wear a shamrock lapel and dress clothes green.
In 1995, the Irish government decided to turn the parade on 17 march, a joyful festival of five days, so Good day for all Patrick (s).