Regardless of your heritage, you're probably very aware of St. Patrick's Day -- the traditional Irish holiday celebrated each year on March 17. And maybe you observe this festive day by sporting your best bright green shirt and meeting up with friends at your favorite local Irish pub. But -- believe it or not -- there's a lot more to St. Patrick's Day than simply wearing green and knocking back a pint of Guinness.
For instance, who was Saint Patrick? Is it true that he was taken prisoner by Irish raiders? Why do we devote an entire day to him? And how do shamrocks and the Blarney stone fit into this holiday's history?
As the luck of the Irish would have it, we've got the answers to these questions as well as lots more information about this historic holiday.