Saint Patrick's Day

Cultural and religious celebration

Hello guys!
With this article I will tell something about the feast of St. Patrick and the beauty of the celebrations that are made for this occasion in Ireland and around the world

Saint Patrick

This feast is celebrated on March 17 each year, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
There is little news about St. Patrick.
He was born in Scotland (Kilpatrick) in 387.
After years of hard work, he learned Gaelic and managed to go first in Britain, then France, where he began to study and also in Italy. On his return to Ireland in 432, he became bishop, began to convert the population from paganism to Christianity, as he wanted to Pope Celestine; it seems that at the Rock of Cashel also King Angus converted to Christianity.
He died March 17, 461.
His work was so great that many churches were built and soon became a national hero, as well as patron.
A Downpatrick is said that a plaque indicating the place of his burial and every year, at the end of July, many faithful walk reach the summit of Croagh Patrick, near the town of Westport.

SIMBOLS

There are some recurring symbols. Most notably the dress of green : it is considered the color symbol of Ireland . Green symbolizes spring , nature and hope , as well as being the clover color, and according to the Irish folklore is the favorite color of the fairies . But there are other symbols: the clover, the Celtic cross and the mischievous leprechaun.

LEGENDS

There are many legends about St. Patrick.

  • It is famous the legend that St. Patrick drove all the snakes in the sea of Ireland .
  • It seems that Patrick was the guardian of a bottomless cave : the famous St. Patrick's Well , from which after seeing the punishment of Hell , you could access the Purgatory where you could catch a glimpse of heaven .
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IN IRELAND

Last year I visited ireland and I hit the way to celebrate this feast
It is celebrated with parades, concerts and much more.
But more generally every Irish community celebrates in its own way the day! Even in Northern Ireland, in that island flap which is called "St Patrick Country", the guardian of the tomb and many other relics of the saint, it plays a very salient festival in homage to the patron saint.

HOW TO CELEBRATE THE REST OF THE WORLD?

I'm an Italian girl and also in my Country will celebrate St. Patrizio,
and not only...

  • In Italy, for the second consecutive year, the Tower of Pisa is completely green light on March 16. This year make their debut the splendid Palazzo della Loggia in Brescia and the Tower of Filaret of Castello Sforzesco in Milan.

  • Also many monuments are illuminated in European capitals, including the London Eye, the London Ferris wheel.

  • In Montreal, Canada, it held the longest parade in honor of St. Patrick's Day that is repeated since 1824. Not even the war or the storms have never stopped the Canadian celebrations, beer, find a way to warm up from the cold winter temperatures.


  • One of the most important celebrations for the Saint Patrick's Day is held in New York. Here everything is colored green. marching bands, floats, people dressed as leprechaun in a blaze of green parade through Manhattan along the St. Patrick's Cathedral where the Bishop of New York attends the parade.

  • In Chicago the festivities for St. Patrick's Day are organized in meticulous manner. The canals that cross the city are dyed green by the background to one of the most beautiful parades dedicated to the event.

  • The Russians know how to celebrate the beer, rather than the Irish patron. In Moscow it held, in fact, one of the most beautiful parades dedicated to this festivity. We know that the Russians are big fans of alcohol.


  • Every year, on the occasion of St. Patrick's day, 60,000 people are tinted green to wander through the streets of Buenos Aires, in Argentina.

FOR ME WAS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE THAT TO VISIT IRELAND.
I LEARNED A LOT OF NEW THINGS AND I HAVE ATTENDED TO A FEAST CELEBRATED WORLDWIDE.
I HOPE THAT THIS ARTICLE VI ARE LOVED.