St. Patrick’s Day

St Patrick stained glassSaint Patrick’s Day (Irish: Lá ‘le Pádraig or Lá Fhéile Pádraig), colloquially is the feast day  which annually celebrates Saint Patrick (386-493), the patron saint of Ireland, on March 17.

It is a national holiday in the Republic of Ireland (a bank holiday in Northern Ireland), celebrated around the world and will hopefully, someday, be a nationally celebrated holiday in the United States.

 

 

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General History of St. Patrick’s Day

History of St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland

History of St. Patrick’s Day in the United States

History of St. Patrick’s Day Around the World