Saint Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland who lived and introduced Christianity during the 5th century.
He is said to have driven out the snakes from Ireland - and to this day there are no snakes to be found there.
March 17th - Saint Patrick's Day - is celebrated all over the world with Shamrocks, Leprechauns and lots of parades.
Drinking Green beer and eating Corned Beef and Cabbage is an "American" thing - the Irish people don't really go for "green beer" or eat corned beef and cabbage!
Another way to celebrate in authentic Irish style - the Irish Shamrock is not a 4 Leaf clover - it only has 3 leaves or trefoils. Saint Patrick used the Irish Shamrock to explain the notion of the Holy Trinity and that's why the Shamrock was adopted as a symbol of Ireland.
How do they celebrate in Ireland then?
Family friendly celebrations and parades with mythical Irish creatures depicted on floats, lots of Irish music - and yes - drinking lots of Guiness in pubs!
So how can you celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in style?
Don't cross stitch - why not display an Irish Tea Towel and see if you can discover your Irish Family Name and it's geographical location?
Or wear this Celtic Knot Shamrock Pendant made in Ireland from lead-free, nickel-free pewter?
How ever you decide to celebrate - we wish you a wonderful Saint Patrick's Day and hope you find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow where the leprechaun left it.