St Patrick’s Day 2002 Google Doodle

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated as commemoration of famous patron saint on his death anniversary on March 17 in the form of  cultural and religious holiday. Google released a special doodle on March 17 as a dedication.

St Patrick’s Day 2002 Google Doodle
St. Patrick’s Day 2002 (March 17, 2002)

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated as public holiday in Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Montserrat and Newfoundland and Labrador. The other countries in which St. Patrick’s Day is observed commonly are United States, Canada, Argentina, Great Britain, New Zealand and Australia.

In the Google doodle released on 17th March, 2002, all the letters in Google logo is written with Green. It is believed that St. Patrick was used a three leaved plant known as the shamrock. He used it to explain about Holy Trinity to the people of Irish. In this special day shamrocks and shamrock-inspired designs are displayed in public and is the unique feature of St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick's Day Parade
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
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On the celebration people wear green hats, wears green dress and other accessories etc. As a part of rebellion in 1798 to make a political statement and catch the public’s attention Irish soldiers wore Green uniform. As to emphasize the importance of the day symbolically Google changed the color of logo and included the 3 leaf plant known as the shamrock instead of second ‘o’ of St Patrick’s Day 2002 Google Doodle.

There is very little information that is available about St. Patrick’s life. It is said that he was born in Roman Britain in fourth century. According to history he was born in wealthy Romania British family and his grandfather was a priest in a Christian church father was deacon.

Patrick was kidnapped by Irish riders and they take him to Ireland as the slave on his age of sixteen. The exact location is unknown and it is believed that he was taken to some western part of Ireland, possibly Mayo. It is said that he got a message from God in his dream that he will escape from the coast and return to Britain. He joined a church for the study as to prepare to be a priest immediately after the return to Britain.

Again according to his confession he was called back to Ireland from Britain as a Bishop of Christianize.  There he served people for about 13 years and his life comes to an end in 17th March 461. His funeral was at Downpatrick. St. Patrick is considered as principal champion of Irish Christianity although there are many famous saints in Irish to Rome.

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