Regardless of your heritage, you are, most likely, very aware of St. Patrick's Day, the traditional Irish holiday celebrated yearly and worldwide (wherever there are Irish) on March 17th. There is a lot more to St. Patrick's Day than the "wearing of the green."

In this edition of HowStuffWorks, you will learn about Saint Patrick -- the history and lore surrounding him and the day that honors his life and accomplishments. We will also talk about the legend of the shamrock and the Blarney Stone.