Who was Saint Patrick, what did he do, and why do we celebrate him on March 17?

Emma Horn
Updated March 17 2023 - 12:43pm, first published 6:30am

Every year on March 17, people all over the world - and especially those of Irish descent - don green to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day.

Emma Horn

Emma Horn

Group video editor

National videographer, filmmaker, and editor. Former features and weekender writer for The Daily Advertiser. Small, quiet, and a student of the Julie Bishop School Of Staring. Usually dressed in something colourful, always snacking on something homemade. Friend to most mothers and all dogs. Got stories? Get in touch.

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