Saint Patrick was a Christian missionary, bishop and apostle of Ireland. He was born in the late 4th century.
Patrick began his first mission to Ireland in 432.
On March 17, 461 A.D., St. Patrick died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland.
On March 17, 1762, in New York City, the first St. Patrick's Day parade took place. The parade was held by Irish soldiers serving in the British army.
Today March 17 is a day of international celebration.
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