5 interesting facts about Saint Patrick

5. Died on March 17


Every year, St. Patrick's Day falls on March 17. This is because March 17, 461, is believed to be the day that Patrick died.

Patrick's place of death was recorded as being Saul, Downpatrick, the place for which he planted his first church and located in the modern day Republic of Northern Ireland.

Patrick is not the only saint to have his death day be his feast day. Saint Valentine's Day falls on the anniversary of the day believed to be when Saint Valentine was martyred for his faith.

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