St. Patrick day is celebrated on 17th March annually. It is a traditional, cultural and religious celebration celebrated to remember the Saint Patrick. On 17th March Saint Patrick died (AD 385-461), the patron saint of Ireland who ministered Christianity during the 5th century.
Saint Patrick Day: How it celebrated?
It is mainly celebrated in Irish communities many others also celebrate it. Celebrations involve public parades and festivals, Irish traditional music and the wearing of green attire or Shamrocks. On this day people wear Green color clothes go to the parties that include Irish food that is also Green, drinks that are also green. Corned beef and cabbage are associated with the holiday, and even beer is dyed green to celebrate it. Drinking alcohol particularly Irish whiskey, beer or cider is also part of the celebration. At the end of celebrations, a shamrock is put in to the bottom of the cup, then the cup is filled with alcoholic beverages to make the toast to St Patrick.
Is it Public holiday?
Saint Patrick”s day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador(for government employees), and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat.
Things we know about Patrick comes from Declaration which was written by Patrick himself. Patrick was a 5th century Romano -British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. He was born in Roman Britain in the 4th century, in to wealthy Romano-British family. According to the Declaration, at the age of sixteen, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken as a slave to Gaelic Ireland. He spent six years there working as a shepherd and during that time he found”God”. Then god told him to go to the coast where he will find the ship which will take him home. After reaching home Patrick became a Priest.
Saint Patrick Day 2019: Best Inspirational Quotes-
Here are the quotes which you can share on this St. Patrick day
- Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me.
- We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English. Winston Churchill
- Our hearts were drunk with a beauty Our eyes could never see.
- George William Russell
- I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C. S. Lewis
- I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it. Denzel Washington
- Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us. Socrates
- Luck is believing you’re lucky. Tennessee Williams
- Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family. Joseph Brodsky
- I love everything that’s old, – old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine. Oliver Goldsmith
- “May your pocked be heavy and your heart be light. And good luck pursue you each morning and night.”
- “Why should you never iron a four-leaf clover? Because you don’t want to press your luck.” — Daryl Stout
- “Luck is believing you’re lucky.” — Tennessee Williams
- “May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.”
- “You gotta try your luck at least once a day, because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it.” — Jimmy Dean
- “May your troubles be less and your blessing be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door.”
- “I’ve always thought you’ve got to believe in lucky to get it.” — Victoria Holt
- “Well, I’m a leprechaun so don’t be telling me about rainbows!” — Reilly O’Reilly, Luck of The Irish