St.Patrick's Day

Created by Ben Gomez & Thomas Hughlett

History of St.Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on March 17, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians also attend church services and the Lent restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday's tradition of alcohol consumption.

When Did It Become A Holiday?

Until the late 20th century, St Patrick's Day was often a bigger celebration among the diaspora than it was in Ireland, especially in North America. People from across the world who are Irish at heart or from Irish descent celebrate/observe the Irish holiday.

Countries That Celebrate St.Patrick's Day

Great Britain: They hold parades on St.Patrick's day that is full of cultural and musical festivity

United States: Celebrations include prominent displays of the color green, religious observances, numerous parades, and copious consumption of alcohol. The holiday has been celebrated in North America since the late 18th century.

Canada: One of the longest-running and largest St Patrick's Day parades in North America occurs each year in Montreal whose city flag includes a shamrock in its lower-right quadrant. The yearly celebration has been organised by the United Irish Societies of Montreal since 1929. The parade has been held yearly without interruption since 1824. St Patrick's Day itself, however, has been celebrated in Montreal since as far back as 1759 by Irish soldiers in the Montreal Garrison following the British conquest of New France.

Argentina: In Buenos Aires, a party is held in the downtown street of Reconquista, where there are several Irish pubs.

Switzerland: While Saint Patrick's Day in Switzerland is commonly celebrated on 17 March with festivities similar to those in neighboring central European countries, it is not unusual for Swiss students to organize celebrations in their own living spaces on St Patrick's Eve.

An event such as St.Patrick's day can affect their local economies by bringing revenue and drawing people to places such as pubs that are most visited on a day like this.

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