In the centuries following Patrick’s death (believed to have been on March 17, 461), the mythology surrounding his life became ever more ingrained in the Irish culture: Perhaps the most well-known legend of St. Patrick is that he explained the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) using the three leaves of a native Irish clover, the shamrock.
St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages: Print and enjoy these St Patrick’s Day coloring pages from 4to40! You’ll find coloring pages of the Irish flag, leprechauns, rainbows, pots of gold, shamrocks and even Saint Patrick himself!
St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages For Kids
St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on March 17, the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. On St. Patrick’s Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast–on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.