St. Patrick's Day, Happy St. Patrick's Day, When Is St. Patrick's Day?

St. Patrick's Day, Happy St. Patrick's Day, When Is St. Patrick's Day?

Saint Patrick's Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig) is a religious holiday celebrated internationally on 17 March. It commemorates Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–493), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Saint Patrick's Day was made an official feast day in the early 17th century, and has gradually become a secular celebration of Irish culture in general.
Welcome to our St. Patrick's Day site! St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17 every year and is one of the greatest Irish and universal festivals that commemorates the death of the great apostle of the Christian Church: St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. A day of festivity for the Irish people and the world, St. Patrick's Day is also a festive public holiday in Ireland and also celebrated with much enthusiasm in places such as Canada, Great Britain, Australia, the United States and New Zealand. Celebrate St Patrick's Day in the right Spirit of St Patrick's words with the help of our marvellous St. Patrick's Day articles that consists of everything from enlightening articles on the history and observance of the holiday to St Patrick's life, miracles and more. If you want to refer our St. Patrick's Day page to your family or friends, please do so by sending our link to them so that they may be able to celebrate St Patrick's Day in the right Spirit of St Patrick's words. Spread the spirit of St Patrick with everone you know because everyone should really celebrate this great apostle of the Christian Church!

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St Patrick's Day began as a purely Catholic holiday and became an official feast day in the early 1600s. St Patrick's Day has today become more of a secular celebration of Ireland's culture

St Patrick was born in Roman Britain in the fourth century, into a wealthy Romano-British family. His father and grandfather were deacons in the Christian Church. At the age of sixteen, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken captive to Ireland as a slave. It is believed he was held somewhere on the west coast of Ireland. According to his work called the "Confession", (Confessio) he was told by God in a dream to flee from the captivity he endured as a slave. Upon returning, he quickly joined the Church in Auxerre in Gaul and studied to be a priest.

In 432, he again said that he was called back to Ireland by God, though as a bishop, to Christianize the Irish from their native polytheism. Irish tradition tells that one of his teaching methods included using the shamrock to explain the Christian doctrine of the Trinity to the Irish people. After nearly thirty years of evangelism, he died on 17 March 461, and according to tradition, was buried at Downpatrick. Although there were other more successful missions to Ireland from Rome, Patrick endured as the principal champion of Irish Christianity and is held in esteem in the Irish Church.

Wearing of the green

Over the years the color green and its association with Saint Patrick's day grew. Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn in celebration of St Patrick's Day as early as the 17th century. St Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish, and the wearing and display of shamrocks and shamrock-inspired designs have become a ubiquitous feature of the day. In the 1798 rebellion, in hopes of making a political statement, Irish soldiers wore full green uniforms on 17 March in hopes of catching public attention.
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