St Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17th of March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (AD 385-461) the foremost patron saint of Ireland. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations usually involve public parades and festivals, ceilidhs, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians may also attend church services and historically the Lenten restrictions on drinking alcohol are lifted for the day, which has propagated the holidays tradition of alcohol consumption.

Saint Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in Ireland and is widely celebrated throughout the world. The day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival.

This St. Patrick’s Day has the added bonus of a big Rugby match taking place between Ireland and their fiercest rivals England with Ireland chasing only their 3rd ever Grand Slam. Been a big rugby fan I think I’ll be treating myself to a nice pint of Guinness come Saturday afternoon to cheer on the boys in green …

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