What Is St. Patrick's Day?
St. Patrick's Day, also known as St. Paddy's Day or simply Paddy's Day, is a cultural and religious celebration held every year on March 17th to commemorate the life and legacy of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. This annual holiday is widely celebrated around the world with parades, festivals, feasts, and other special events that honor Irish culture and heritage.
When Is St. Patrick's Day?
St. Patrick's Day is always celebrated on March 17th, the feast day of St. Patrick.
Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick's Day?
One of the most common reasons people celebrate St. Patrick's Day is to commemorate the arrival of Christianity in Ireland by St. Patrick himself. But beyond religion, this holiday has long been associated with Irish culture and heritage. In fact, many of the traditions and symbols we associate with St. Patrick's Day today, such as the shamrock and the color green, were popularized by Irish immigrants in the United States during the 19th century.
How to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
As the countdown to St. Patrick's Day continues, there's something for everyone this year on St. Paddy's Day 2023!
Here are three fun ideas for you to celebrate St. Patrick's Day:
- Attend a St. Patrick's Day parade or festival in your local community.
- Enjoy traditional Irish food and drink, like corned beef and cabbage, soda bread, and Guinness beer.
- Dress up in green attire and participate in a St. Paddy's Day "leprechaun hunt" with friends and family!
How Many Days Until St. Patrick's Day?
There are days until St. Patrick's Day.