St. Patrick's Day 2023 is on Friday, March 17, 2023: how do the Irish celebrate st. Patrick's day?
Friday, March 17, 2023 is St. Patrick's Day 2023. Saint Patrick's Day, although only a legal holiday in Suffolk County, Massachusetts (where it is recognized alongside Evacuation Day), and Chatham County, Georgia, is nonetheless widely recognized and celebrated throughout the United States.
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Saint Patrick's Day, although only a legal holiday in Suffolk County, Massachusetts (where it is recognized alongside Evacuation Day), and Chatham County, Georgia, is nonetheless widely recognized and celebrated throughout the United States.
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St Patty's day is celebrated b/c St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland
It can be celebrated in many different ways, wearing green, drinking beer, just having pride in being irish, parades, going to bars, there are many traditions that go along w/St Pattys day
what is st.patrick's day?
St Patricks day celebrates St Patrick who died on March 17th. He is accredited for bring Christianity to the Irish who were originally pagans. It's a religious holiday in Ireland and only since the 1970s? I believe when Ireland was having economic troubles did it really become a nearly commercialized holiday. Green doesn't have to do with St Patrick but with Ireland - also called the Emerald Isle due to the lush green fields they have from the massive amount of rain they get. The shamrock is a pagan symbol which symbolizes Spring - but St Patrick knowing it's importance to the Pagans used it to symbolize the trinity (father, son, holy spirit) thus bringing it into the Irish tradition. Green beer is just a way of celebrating Ireland although St. Patricks day is NOT a "drinking holiday" up until recently, again around the 1970s, pubs were to be CLOSED on this holiday as it was of major religious importance but this and other customs changed when the prospect of those of Irish ancestry in other countries (like America) wanted to celebrate their Irish heritage and go to Ireland, thus bringing in a lot of tourism and money.
What is the History of St Patrick's Day?
The History of the Holiday
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17, his religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over a thousand years.
On St. Patrick's Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink, and feast—on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.
The First Parade
st. patrick's day parade
The first St. Patrick's Day parade took place not in Ireland, but in the United States. Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City on March 17, 1762. Along with their music, the parade helped the soldiers to reconnect with their Irish roots, as well as fellow Irishmen serving in the English army.