Although it is treated as a national holiday only in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is also celebrated across the world. Among the traditionally large-scale and internationally renowned St. Patrick’s Day parades are those in Canada, Argentina, United Kingdom and Germany. Which one do you go to this year? Some slightly crazy stories are guaranteed!
St. Patrick's day is celebrated as a national holiday in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The main idea of the holiday nowadays is to praise the achievements of the Irish people and make them proud to be Irish!
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on March 17. Doesn’t it sound like a great excuse for a weekend getaway and a striking celebration in another city or even another country? Events will be running worldwide during the St. Patrick's Day weekend. The location? You choose!
Originally it was a religious feast day for Saint Patrick – the patron saint of Ireland and a Christian missionary. He converted thousands of the pagan Irish to Christianity in the northern half of the country. March 17th marks the accepted date in 493 CE of Saint Patrick’s death.
In Ireland, two largest celebrations take place in Dublin and Downpatrick, where St. Patrick was buried. The festivities include enormous parades, festivals, musical performances, and fireworks, as well as, praising traditional Irish food and drinks like corned beef and Guinness beer.