Who Is St. Patrick? Here’s The History
St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. Did you know he wasn't even born there?
In fact, no one knows exactly when he was born or his original name. The Holiday Spot says he was born Patricious, and later changed to Patrick. Other websites say his name was Padraig, which would have been the Irish way to spell it. Hello Kids says he was born in Britain and after many family problems became a priest and asked to be stationed in Ireland.
The Irish are very well known for creating stories. I couldn't find a story that matched each other. Some say Patrick wrote his own folklore and as the story was passed down became bigger and bigger.
Some websites say people wear green because of Ireland, the British wore red so the Irish chose green. Some say that was his favorite color. Some say when Patrick came to Ireland in order to convert the Irish, Patrick used the three leaf clover to explain the Holy Trinity. That is also how the clover came to represent the day too.
Why do we drink green beer? Budweiser had a lot to do with that. According to Time.com the pubs would close in honor of the day, but with a marketing push from the company, the colored beer became the tradition in the early part of the 20th century.
A few years ago I hit the streets Downtown Duluth and asked "Who is St. Patrick's Day named after?" and found the answers to be really funny.