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Who is St. Patrick? Why do we celebrate the holiday?

Who is St. Patrick? Why do we celebrate the holiday?
Posted at 12:16 AM, Mar 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-18 00:16:09-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- You probably saw lots of green Friday, maybe some shamrocks, perhaps even some green beer.

But are we celebrating the patron Saint of Ireland the proper way?

Mark Holmberg went to find out who St. Patrick was and what he was really all about. Watch his video report.