Students react to St. Patrick’s Day facts

Ryan Turner

BYU students reacted to the old “luck of the Irish” holiday, St. Patrick’s Day, and shared what the holiday means to them. St. Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, started on the saint’s death date around the year 493. The holiday celebrates St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.

BYU accounting student Jon Temple proved his knowledge of the holiday when asked about the history of St. Patrick’s Day.

“I think St. Patrick was a Catholic priest that converted a large number of people in Ireland, and he later became their patron saint, so they commemorate him through St. Patrick’s day, ” Temple said.

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