There is one day per year where you wear green, have a few drinks at a pub, and celebrate shamrocks. That day revolves around everything to do with Ireland, and those who have Irish ancestry can appreciate the day more. That is because that particular day is St.Patrick’s Day or St. Paddy’s Day.
March 17th is known as St. Patrick’s Day or sometimes shortened to St. Paddy’s Day. That is the day when you celebrate anything Irish, and it does not matter whether you have Irish ancestry or not. You can wear green attire, celebrate shamrocks, and have a few Irish whiskey shots if you like it, especially if you are of legal drinking age! However, if you don’t like booze or you are too young to drink, or you can’t drink, you can put on green clothing and enjoy the day.
You may have celebrated St. Patrick’s Day when you went to school, as your teacher told you to specifically put on green clothing or wear a green shirt on the day. Maybe you were told to bring some shamrock-shaped cookies as green food coloring as the ingredient. If you go to McDonald’s, their St. Patrick’s Day special is the green shamrock shake that you only can enjoy once a year, during the period around the holiday.
If you are Irish, you likely had family celebrations around the day, and you may still do that to this day. It is a special day in Ireland which most areas of the world celebrate as well.
History Of St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day’s establishment celebrates Saint Patrick, who introduced Christianity in Ireland as he was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian bishop and missionary in Ireland. He was supposedly kidnapped at age 16 by Irish raiders who made him work as a slave, and during that time, he ‘discovered God’, and that influenced him to escape from the coast as a ship took him home, where he became a priest. He also converted Irish pagans to Christianity, and on March 17th, he passed away and was laid to rest at Downpatrick. As centuries followed, Patrick was seen as the foremost saint in Ireland. During the 17th century, March 17th became an official Christian feast day observed by most Christian sects.
How To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
There are so many ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and you can enjoy the fun even if you are not Irish, or have any Irish ancestry, or not Christian. Go online and find some recipes for Irish stews and desserts. Go and find something green in your closet and wear it, and recite some Irish poems. However, you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, share it on social media by using #StPatricksDay or #StPatrickDay on your post.
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