I don't know much about the history of St. Patrick's Day. I grew up in a predominately Swiss-German area, so all we celebrated in March was Internationaler Frauentag and Tag Der Kranken. Still, from my love of television, I know that it has something to do with snakes, Ireland, The Kennedys, Catholicism, and green water in the Chicago River (yum?).
So, Happy St. Patrick's Day to all you Irish snake-haters and Catholic, green water lovers!
Today is a day to celebrate!