St. Patrick's Day

Mar 17, 2022 St. Patrick's Day 2022 World
Mar 17, 2023 St. Patrick's Day 2023 World

Information about St. Patrick's Day

The color green is associated with Saint Patrick's day. Known symbols are shamrocks and green clothing, like a green hat.

Significance: Saint Patrick's Day is a cultural and religious holiday which commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as celebrating the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.

Attending parades; attending céilithe; wearing shamrocks; wearing green; drinking Irish beer; drinking Irish whiskey
Observed by:
Irish people and people of Irish descent, Catholic Church, Anglican Communion, Eastern Orthodox Church, Lutheran Church
Legal holiday in:
Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland, Labrador, Montserrat
Saint Patrick's Day, Feast of Saint Patrick, Patrick's Day, Saint Paddy's Day, Paddy's Day, St. Patty's Day
Irish People
Start year:
5th Century
Date origin:
17 March was the death date of the most commonly-recognised patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick.

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