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St. Patty wasn’t always a saint

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St. Patrick’s Day has its own…reputation.

Green beer, mischievous leprechauns and T-shirts that say “Kiss me, I’m Irish.”

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But what is the real point of the popular March 17 holiday?

The history

According to historians, March 17 marks the day that the actual Saint Patrick died — it was the year 461AD.

Ironically, Saint Patrick (who before his sainthood went by the less-than-catchy name of Maewyn Succat) was not even Irish.

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