St. Patrick's Day HISTORY: Must-Know Facts, Trivia For Irish Holiday (PHOTOS)

05/17/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Today, March 17, 2010, La Fheile Padraig (St. Patrick's Day in Irish) is being celebrated around the world.

St. Patrick's Day is a great excuse to party, whether you are Irish or not. Though the holiday began as a Catholic feast day, it's become a secular celebration of Irish culture.

Named after St. Patrick, who lived in the fifth century AD, St. Patrick's Day is a public holiday in Ireland.

It's also a great day to impress your loved ones with these fascinating St. Patrick's Day facts. Feel free to share them and vote on your favorites!

St Patrick's Day Facts
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