Saint Patrick’s Day is observed each year on March 17. It is a yearly annual feast day that celebrates Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
The day is celebrated worldwide and predominantly by those of Irish descent. Yet, throughout the year, it has been progressively seen by individuals of different ethnicities.
Who was Saint Patrick?
Saint Patrick was a Romano-British Christian missionary who was born in Roman Britain in the late fourth century. He was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at 16 years old however later got away. He got back to Ireland and was subsequently credited with bringing Christianity to the Irish people.
He proceeded to become the patron saint of Ireland and its national apostle.
The mythology encompassing his life became to be more instilled in Irish culture soon after his death.
Numerous legends about Saint Patrick grew soon after his death. His followers accepted he drove the snakes out of Ireland and utilized the shamrock, a trifoliate plant utilized as an symbol in Ireland, to clarify the Trinity.
Celebration and Traditions of St. Patrick’s Day:
Celebration of the day are for the most part themed around Irish culture and things that are famous in Ireland. It is a day that is seen by the two Christians and non-Christians in Ireland by donning green, eating Irish food, and going to marches.
In the present occasions, Saint Patrick’s Day festivities have spread across the world and are extraordinarily affected by those among the Irish diaspora, particularly in North America.
Be that as it may, the fundamental celebrations actually include involve public parades, traditional music sessions and the wearing of green dresses or shamrocks.
In numerous parts of the world, March 17 is set apart with formal social events, dinners, and moves.
The festivals of St. Patrick’s Day started in North America in the eighteenth century yet didn’t spread to Ireland until the twentieth century.
In the previous few years, the day is marked with famous landmarks being lit up in green as a part of Ireland’s ‘Global Greening Initiative’.
Interesting Facts of St. Patrick’s Day:
- The colour of St. Patrick’s Day was originally blue
- On the day, beer is perhaps the most consumed beverages
- The world’s shortest St. Patrick’s Day march is held in an Irish town, covering only 100 yards between two pubs
- Chicago dyes the river green for a couple of hours to praise the day
- The primary St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the United States was held in Boston (1737).
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