St. Patrick's Day Photo Gallery and related media
St. Patrick's Day
Who Was St. Patrick?
The patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick converted the Irish to Christianity in the mid-5th century AD. Many exaggerated stories surround this mysterious figure, including the claim that he rid Ireland of snakes.
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St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day(12 Photos)
Explore St. Patrick's Day celebrations around the world, from the parades in Dublin and Boston to green rivers in Chicago and folk dancing in Moscow.
Related Videos (9)
LeprechaunsVideo Clip (1:19)
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These mythological beings have appeared for centuries in Irish folklore. The pot of gold didn't come until much later.
History of St. Patrick's Day
History of St. Patrick's DayVideo Clip (3:17)
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Distinguish St. Patrick's Day myths from reality and find out why this holiday is celebrated by millions of Irish people around the world.
St. Patrick: Why Green?
St. Patrick: Why Green?Video Clip (1:08)
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Green was not the first color associated with St. Patrick, so just how did green come to represent this holiday?
ShamrocksVideo Clip (0:53)
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Are shamrocks really lucky? The real history of this little green plant is steeped in religion, heritage and Irish national pride.
St. PatrickVideo Clip (1:00)
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He converted the Irish to Christianity, but there's quite a bit more that most people don't know about Ireland's patron saint.
NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade
NYC St. Patrick's Day ParadeVideo Clip (2:01)
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The St. Patrick's Day Parade on Fifth Avenue is a New York City tradition, but did you know the first one was held even before the Declaration of Independence was signed?
Deconstructing History: Ireland
Deconstructing History: IrelandVideo Clip (2:21)
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From Ireland's national symbol to its average beer consumption, get the facts on the Emerald Isle.
Bet You Didn't Know: St. Patrick's Day
Bet You Didn't Know: St. Patrick's DayVideo Clip (2:24)
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Get the real story about this beloved Irish holiday and the patron saint it's named after.
Ask HISTORY: Was St. Patrick Irish?
Ask HISTORY: Was St. Patrick Irish?Video Clip (2:04)
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St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, but was he really Irish? Get the answer now.
Related Speeches & Audio (1)
St. Patrick's Day Address
St. Patrick's Day AddressAudio Clip (2:43)
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In his annual 1947 St. Patrick's Day radio address to the United States broadcast from Dublin, Prime Minister of Ireland Eamon de Valera reminds the world of Ireland's plight and asks for support in the effort to reunite the country.