7 St. Patrick's Day Traditions Explained

7 St. Patrick's DayTraditions Explained Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, but why are these traditions so significant? 1. St. Patrick Patrick was an Irish missionary whowas kidnapped as a child andbrought to Ireland. March 17 isbelieved to be the day of his death. 2. The Green Riverin Chicago The Chicago River has beentraditionally dyed green for over 50years. The color green is derivedfrom the green strip in the Irish flag. 3. Parades The first St. Patrick’s Day paradein the U.S. was in 1