History of St Patrick’s Day
Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Every 17th of March, St Patrick’s Day is being celebrated. Green color is spreading everywhere. Corned beef and cabbage is served on the table. When did this celebration started and why is it being celebrated?
St Patrick’s Day started as a Catholic holiday but eventually became more of a secular celebration of Ireland’s culture. It is a public holiday in whole Ireland as well as by the Irish diaspora in places such as Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, and Montserrat.
It is believed that Saint Patrick’s Day has been celebrated in Ireland since before the 1600s. It was also believed to have served as a one-day break during Lent, the forty day period of fasting. The three-leaved green plant Shamrock is also associated with it which represents the Holy Trinity. That’s why green is the color of the day.Follow us on Twitter to get free up-to-date news via tweets from the World Correspondents, or you can subscribe to us by entering your e-mail below. You can confirm your free subscription by clicking the confirmation link that will be sent to your e-mail address. Once you've confirmed, then you're good to go.