Saint Patrick’s day is in honor of the Patron Saint of Ireland, who brought christianity to the Emerald Isles, as Ireland is known. It is a day of celebrating Irish history, ancestry, traditions and customs.
Saint Patricks’ Day has many symbols and traditons, including shamrocks and leprechauns, green beer and Corned Beef and Cabbage. Many cities around the U.S. have Saint Patricks’ Day Parades. The first St. Patrick’s Day parade did not take place in Ireland. It took place in New York City, in 1762.
Saint Patrick’s day is held in honor of Saint Patrick, the missionary who brought christianity to the Irish people in the 400’s AD.
The most common Irish term is Erin Go Braugh, which means “Ireland Forever”.
And on Saint Patricks’ Day, there is a saying everyone is a little Irish. So, everyone can celebrate Saint Patricks’ Day!