St. Patrick day
What is it?
what is and when we celebrate it
Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious celebration . It is celebrate on March 17.
Saint Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world, especially in Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand. Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival. Modern celebrations have been greatly influenced by those of the Irish diaspora, particularly those that developed in North America. In recent years, there has been criticism of Saint Patrick's Day celebrations for having become too commercialized and for fostering negative stereotypes of the Irish.
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.
The St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in any case not only in Ireland but also in all Irish communities around the world, including Italy.
The biggest parade
The biggest festival is taking place in Dublin.
Initially conceived in one day, today the St. Patrick's Festival extends over a week and attracts more and more international audience: not only Irish by birth, but also all those who feel in some way Irish in the heart.
The capital is transformed into a stage, where street artists and bands from all over the world improvised concerts on street corners, where madness reigns, the fun and the typical magic of this holiday season!