What is St. Patrick’s Day?
An Irish holiday celebrated all around the world, St. Patrick’s Day honors Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. But what about all those symbols and traditions, like four-leaf clovers, leprechauns and wearing green? Find out how these traditions and symbols are related to St. Patrick’s Day and Ireland by clicking here.
When is St. Patrick’s Day?
March 17th each year. Saint Patrick is believed to have died on this date.
How do people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
In Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday for spiritual renewal and praying for missionaries worldwide, so most businesses, other than restaurants and pubs, close for the day. Many Irish who celebrate St. Patrick’s day traditionally attend mass in the morning before celebrating in the afternoon and evening. Other cultures who have adopted this holiday celebrate by wearing green and shamrocks, listening to Irish music, dining on Irish food and drinking at the local bar or pub.
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