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Saint Patrick’s Day
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 17 of March, repeating indefinitely
March 17, 461 (traditional date): Patrick, missionary to Ireland and that country’s patron saint, dies. Irish raiders captured Patrick, a Romanized Briton, and enslaved him as a youth. He escaped to Gaul (modern France) but returned to Ireland after experiencing a vision calling him back to preach. Patrick enjoyed great success there as a missionary, and only the far south remained predominantly pagan when he died