St. Patrick's Day History And Customs
Posted: 28-01-2014 11:09
St. Patrick's Day is on the 17th March and celebrates the Patron Saint of Ireland. There are many parades and parties to celebrate this day both in pubs and bars and people's homes. St. Patrick's Day Banners and Shamrock Cutouts are put up as well as Green Balloons and Irish Flags. St. Patrick's Day Hats and Fancy Dress Costumes are also worn. We would love to know how you will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day this year.
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on the 17th March and became a public holiday in Ireland in 1903. St. Patrick is the Patron Saint and National Apostle of Ireland. This day is the Saints religous feast day and anniversary of his death. There is a well known legend that St. Patrick explained the Holy Trinity using the leaves of a native Shamrock. The first parade held in honour of St. Patrick's Day took place in America and not Ireland. There are now parades held all over the world where St. Patrick's Day is celebrated by all backgrounds commemorating Irish Culture. In Ireland the first festival took place 1996 and lasted for three days, this festival now lasts for five days. It is traditional to wear Green on St. Patrick's Day although this was originally blue. Shamrocks and ribbons are worn on lapels and clothing. This is a great day for festivities and parties, which sees many people dressing up as Leprechauns and wearing Irish Hats . Many pubs and bars have St. Patrick's Day themes where they put up St. Patrick's Day Decorations such as Banners and Cutouts as well as wearing Sashes and there are always plenty of Green Shot Glasses going around. This is such a fun day where everybody is looking to have a good time.
Will you be having a St. Patrick's Day themed party or will you be going out to a pub or bar to celebrate?