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.

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