St. Patrick's Day

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Mar 17, 2019 St. Patrick's Day 2019 World
Mar 17, 2020 St. Patrick's Day 2020 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.

Type:
Christianity
Celebrations:
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
Location:
World
Synonyms:
Saint Patrick's Day, Feast of Saint Patrick, Patrick's Day, Saint Paddy's Day, Paddy's Day, St. Patty's Day
Initiator:
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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