The Feast of St. Patrick

ANDY MANDRELL

Staff Writer

What is the true meaning of St. Patrick’s Day? Is it truly about trying to capture a leprechaun and stealing its gold? St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on the 17 of March, in memory of St. Patrick’s death. It is a day of feasting and a commemoration of the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. The day is generally characterized by the attendance of church services, wearing of green attire, public parade and processions. But the real question is why do we celebrate it? We celebrate it from the Irish diaspora, which refers to the Irish emigrants and their descendants in countries, such as ours.

“I think St. Patrick’s day is very funny because I like to pinch people that don’t wear green,” said freshmen Adi Courson.

Let’s show our Irish spirit and green out San Marcos on March 17! Make sure to wear plenty of green and encourage your friends to wear green.

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