This post is about a guy whose name wasn't Patrick who became the patron saint of Ireland but was never given sainthood and he isn't even Irish . His real name was Maewyn Succat. He was born in Roman/Britannia.
It is not a coincidence we celebrate his death! First he
was a slave of pirates, worked as a shepherd, tried to escape and
failed, was captured by the french, they got tired of him, sent him home
to Britain where he completed his studies as a religious fanatic and
then he returned to Ireland to seek his vengeance .
All you really need to know is he returned to Ireland where most people were Pagans or Druids and were Happy with their religious faith, and ruined the whole place with a large helping of Christian guilt!
His return was not well received and he struggled as he began spreading his cancerous dogma of guilt, condemnation and self righteousness to the happy pagans.
Somewhere during that period he got credit for chasing all the non existent snakes out of the country. Ireland has never had snakes?
If you want to know about shamrocks and wearing green and all that, ask Google.
Silly holiday if you ask me. An excuse to binge drink and act foolish. Please don't drink and drive. In addition to losing your own life, you could kill innocent people.