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St. Patrick’s Day greetings! St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th, unless you’ve been living beneath the Blarney Stone. It’s the one day of the year when everyone and anybody may call themselves Irish – if not by birthright, then in spirit. It’s also known as St. Paddy’s Day or St. Patty’s Day. Lucky you if you’ve been living beneath the Blarney Stone! We’re sure you can tell us how a religious feast day celebrating the famous Irish patron saint who brought Christianity to Ireland became a day celebrated practically everywhere, generally with excessive amounts of green beer and whisky shooters.
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more nations than any other single-day national celebration, owing partly to America’s passion for what many consider a holiday, despite the fact that it is not an official holiday in the United States.
Parades are the beating core of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in America. This is hardly unexpected given that the first St. Patrick’s Day parade was conducted in America, not Ireland, in 1601 in what is now St. Augustine, Florida. In 1737, the first genuine St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in America, albeit it was essentially simply a march down the middle of a street in Boston by a few Irish Protestants to commemorate their motherland’s patron saint. The first St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York City was organized by Irish troops serving in British colonies in 1762, 14 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Today, the annual parade in New York City is the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration, with over two million people lining the parade route, all professing to be Irish, if only for the day.
The luck of the Irish and all things green are celebrated on St. Patrick’s Day, which is on March 17 every year. Initially, a day to honor St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, over time the holiday has evolved into a fun and festive celebration of Irish culture.
St. Patrick’s Day, which falls on March 17 every year, is a celebration of Irish luck and all things green. Originally a day to celebrate St. Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint, the festival has grown into a joyous and festive celebration of Irish culture.
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