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The Shamrock is said to be worn by the Irish upon the anniversary of this Saint, for the following reason. When the Saint preached the Gospel to the Pagan Irish, he illustrated the doctrine of the Trinity by showing them a trefoil, or three-leave grass with one stalk, which operating to their conviction, the Sham- rock, which is a bundle of this grass, was ever afterwards worn upon this Saint's anniversary, to commemorate the event.

St. Patrick's day no more we'll keep his color can't be seen, For there's a bloody law agin' the wearin' of the green.
No wonder that those Irish lads Should be so gay and frisky, For sure St. Pat he taught them that,As well as making whiskey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . So success attend St. Patrick's fist, For he's a saint so clever; O, he gave the snakes and toads a twist And bothered them forever!
But wherefore lament o'er those glories departed? Her star will yet shine with as vivid a ray! For ne'er had she children more brave or true-hearted Than those she sees on St. Patrick's Day.
The Irish people would be willing to give up a good many things before they would give up their celebration of St. Patrick's Day.
Craving the good saint's forgiveness, I ask you to rise and drink, in uncharitable ice water, to the immortal memory of Saint Patrick.
It's a great day for the Shamrock for the flags in full array. And as we go a-swinging, ev'ry Irish heart is singing: It's a great, great day.
The observance of St. Patrick's Day is almost as old in America as the Irish themselves. And some say they arrived in the sixth century.
Patrick found a way of swimming down to the depths of the Irish psyche and warming and transforming Irish imagination--making it more humane and more noble while keeping it Irish.
Outside Ireland there is a compulsion to "show the flag" and be seen to be celebrating on Saint Patrick's Day which does not exist at home. At home, ironically, it still feels like a new Bank Holiday, held at an awkward time of year, on which, unless you intend to get well and truly plastered, or stay slumped in front of the television absorbing the relentlessly Irish flavour which dominates the day's programming, it is difficult to think of anything much to do.
The St. Patrick's Day parade, once a defiant show of strength against Protestant power, gradually declined into a pointless annual march of aging suburbanites and drunken collegians staggering along in funny hats.