HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY

2015

What is St. Patricks Day?

"St. Patty's Day" is a global celebration of Irish culture usually on March 17th. The holiday is in remembrance of St. Patrick, one of Ireland's patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century.

Traditions

Traditions include parades, drinking, dying water green, and religious services.
  • Chicago dies their river green for the festivities.
  • Some Catholics are Irish-American and might be required to fast from drinking during lent but on St. Patrick's day they are allowed a cheat day.
  • In Seattle, the parade routes are painted green. Observers are supposed to wear green or else risk being pinched.