When my daughter asked me “What is St. Patrick’s Day?” I simply replied “A day to wear green and the leprechauns come out” Her question and my poor response sparked my curiosity; I had to investigate the reason behind the holiday. Quickly, I learned that the holiday is so much more than wearing green, eating corned beef and drinking green beer.
According to Wikipedia, “Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick…is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland…Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century…The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland,…and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general…Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks…Christians also attend church services…and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday’s tradition of alcohol consumption…” (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, 2016).
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Resources: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (2016). Saint Patrick’s Day. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick%27s_Day