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What’s Religion have to do with American Independence?

Fireworks display captured over the nations capitol

It has been said that July 4 is the most important of secular American holidays. If not for the inclusion of pyrotechnic displays, contemporary observation of our nation’s birth typically looks like any other summertime gathering.

But what is the religious significance of Independence Day?
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Saint Patrick: Englishman, Slave, Missionary, Exterminator

More than 15-hundred years after his death, he is still one of the most popular saints in history, especially in Ireland. Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green. Continue reading Saint Patrick: Englishman, Slave, Missionary, Exterminator