St Patrick's day

The celebration of St Patrick ’s Day has become the most popular Irish holiday and feast day worldwide, in this article you will find some history, information and tips for this famous Irish day.

St. Patrick, called Pádraig in Irish language, was a monk who arrived to Ireland in the 4th century and brought Christian religion to the island.
The day in honor of St. Patrick is now probably the most important feast day in Ireland and is celebrated also in Irish communities abroad, like in New York or even in London where the parades and street parties in honor of the patron of Ireland are quite spectacular.

St. Patrick ’s Day takes place every year on the 17th of March and the celebration has now turned into a festival, known as St. Patrick’s festival which is held during several days in cities like Dublin. One of the aims of the Festival is to share Irish culture and traditions with the world, including Irish dancing, Irish music, traditional costumes and important figures of the history of the country.

To live St. Patrick’s festival to the most you must wear something green, as this is the colour associated with Ireland. Icons of Irish culture like the shamrock are also a popular sight during this celebration.  Drinking Irish beers like Guinness and enjoying delicious food are also an important part of the celebration.

In 2013 St. Patrick’s festival will take place in Dublin between the 15 and the 18th March, you will find information about the program, activities and times for the parades in the official site: http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/